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Twenty One Today!, 1972
Two Gondola Scenes
Houhamou Rowera - Wife of Taupo Chief

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Where to buy or sell art works by Fernanda Brenner

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Dunbar Sloane
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FishersOnlineArt/ Fishers Fine Arts
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Fernanda Brenner (nee Castelli) was born in Fiume, Italy and at the age of 12 was awarded a scholarship to study painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. She then returned home and learnt the trades of dressmaking and cookery and worked at both. She migrated to New Zealand in 1951, where her interest in art was rekindled. She is known for her Maori portraits, some her own composition and others copies of portraits by Goldie. She became a member of the New Zealand Academy of Arts and taught painting as well as exhibiting regularly in Wellington galleries. She died in 2005 in Wellington.

The earliest auction listing we have for Fernanda Brenner is in 1998 and in total 56 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 46 (82%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $1,551 for Pineaha Warekowai (Maori Chief) sold by FishersOnlineArt/ Fishers Fine Arts in June 2005. This year one work has been offered for sale.

Fernanda Brenner is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McGahey, Kate. The Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors, Gilt Edge Publishing, Wellington, New Zealand, 2000. Page 28
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.

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