6in x 9in | 15.25cm x 22.86cm
Black wax pencil on paper
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Available for Purchase
Penny Signed & Numbered Offset Lithograph$100.00
Limited edition of 450 offset lithograph prints, individually signed and numbered by the artist. The image measures 6in x 9in. The print measures 9in x 12in and comes shipped, flat with acid-free tissue and a Certificate of Authenticity. Published by Massey Fine Arts, USA
Reproduced in Magazines
“Pencil Perfect Renderings” article by Ann James Massey with Sandra Angelo, The Artist’s Magazine (May 1993)
Behind the drawing
This drawing is taken from a photograph my father, Fred James, took of my sister Susan with Penny, one of our dogs. I wasn’t happy with face of Penny in the photo, so I made up the face after researching numerous dogs.
At the time I drew it, I thought it would be an amusing twist to title the drawing after the pet rather than the child, but I regret it now. Susan’s name should associated to my work.
Susan James Niehans has been a brilliant, loving and supportive sister throughout our lives. However, since I moved to France in 1994, her help with my art career has been invaluable as my assistant in the US in any way, whenever and wherever I needed it. Without her generosity of time, care and expertise in organization, having a presence in the US and France would be impossible for me. A computer scientist by profession, she is also our family archivist and executor, as well as a talented craftsman and photographer.