Brynner, Irena F., b. 1917 d. 2003
Active in New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 15.0 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Correspondence; writings by Brynner; passports, naturalization records, and other legal documents; exhibition announcements, clippings, catalogs, and printed material; photographs of Brynner, her family, her homes, and her works of art; sketchbooks and sketches; address books and calendars and miscellany.
Biographical/Historical Note: Jeweler; New York, N.Y.; b.1917. d.2003. Her open necklaces and custom-fitted wraparound earrings expanded the possibilities of wearable art. Drawing inspiration from the organic forms of Antoni Gaudí and the attenuated figures of Alberto Giacometti, she made material and techniques bend to her will.
Donated 2004 by Irena Brynner via Ragnar D. Ness, executor of the estate of Irena Brynner.
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