ART: American in Paris

Back home in Evanston, Ill. she is remembered as plain Gertrude McBrady, a glum girl in blonde braids. But in Paris' plush Maeght Gallery last week, she was redheaded, black-robed Mademoiselle O'Brady, the brilliant American artist.

By now, 41-year-old O'Brady is almost a Parisian. She arrived in Paris ten years ago, and modified her name because, she said, the "Mc" was hard for Frenchmen to pronounce. She combed the Seine bookstalls for 19th Century prints, and painted neat, nicely detailed oils that looked rather 19th Century. When the Nazis put her in a concentration camp, she turned to drawing her fellow...

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