Storyteller producing a work about French art (5)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'storyteller' is the definition.
(Aesop is an example)
'a work about french art' is the wordplay.
'work' becomes 'op' (abbreviation for opus).
'about' says to put letters next to each other.
'french art' becomes 'es' ('is' in French - 'art' can mean 'is' eg 'thou art').
'op' put after 'es' is 'esop'.
'producing' acts as a link.