It is hard to think Steve Jobs died a year ago, every Apple product reminds us of the great genus he was, his legacy lives on in the company he built, in his beloved family and those whose life he touch one of those is the mother of his eldest daughter Lisa, his first serious girlfriend Chrisann Brennan now a San Francisco base painter.
Chrisann P. or Chris-Ann Brennan was born in September 29th, 1954, to James Brennan, 91 from Palo Alto, CA. She studied at the San Francisco Art Studio where she got her BFA in Fine Art, in 1991 and for the next 14 years she continued to work in her art pieces in her own studio called . She currently resides in San Francisco. Before she settled in Frisco, Brennan lived in Mountain View and Sausalito, CA.
I am a multi-dimensional painter. I make paintings that connect individuals and groups to the Creation Light frequencies already encoded deep within their DNA and higher consciousness. Their rich symbolism creates cellular transfiguration, a high level of transformation that occurs when symbolic and encoded energy patterns change the essence within matter. My work contributes to the poetic return to Oneness that is the essence of our time.
Mrs. Brennan was a junior at Cupertino’s Homestead High School in 1972 when she fell for Steve Jobs who was a senior, the next summer she moved in with him at a cabin in Cupertino. Chrisann understood his ups and downs and she was very supportive when he began his search for his birth mother, as a matter of fact she helped him track her down.
Chrisann found out she was pregnant with Jobs’ child during the finals months of 1977, gave birth to her beautiful daughter Lisa Nicole in May 7th, 1978, a sweet- sour time from Brennan while she was overjoyed by Lisa’s birth, Steve refused to acknowledged her as his daughter
Hard times waited from Chrisann and little Lisa without the support of Jobs, she was forced to support Lisa on welfare. Lisa now a writer like her aunt Mona Simpson recalled that time:
In California, my mother had raised me mostly alone. We didn’t have many things, but she is warm and we were happy. We moved a lot. We rented. My father was rich and renowned and later, as I got to know him, went on vacations with him, and then lived with him for a few years, I saw another, more glamorous world. The two sides didn’t mix, and I missed one when I had the other.
Years later Steve accepted his paternity and Lisa reconnected with him, during her teenage years she went to live with him at his Palo Alto home with his wife Laurene.
Rolling Stone Magazine approached Chrisann after Mr. Jobs’ death this is just a few of her words..
“He would tell me we were part of an affiliation of poets and visionaries he called ‘the wheat field group’ and say we were looking out a window together, with the others, watching the whole world,” she writes. “I did not know what he was talking about, but with all my heart I wanted to see such views.”
”We had very little money and no foreseeable prospects. One evening after we had splurged on dinner and a movie, we walked back to our car to discover a $25 parking ticket. I just turned inside out with despair, but Steve did not seem to care. He had a deep well of patience when it came to discouragements. We drove to the ocean near Crissy Field in San Francisco and walked out onto the beach to see the sunset, where I began talking about money worries. He gave me a long, exasperated look, reached into his pockets and took the few last coins and dollars we had and threw them into the ocean. All of them.
Question? Is this Chris-Ann Brennan the same Chrisann Brennan in our story? Answer: No, some media said she is Steve Jobs’ ex-girlfriend which is right, but she is not Chrisann but Joan Baez, who also dated him