Joe Brenman, extraordinary artist

Artist Joe Brenman, renowned artist and passionate supporter of the Souls Shot portrait project has died. He was a great talent and a kind, generous, and compassionate human being. I was looking forward to working with him in the future. He was instrumental in arranging for the portraits to hang at Mishkan Shalom, where they currently are, and also in the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, where the portraits will be in April.


At the reception for the Souls Shot portraits at Mishkan Shalom, Joe gave an account of his personal experience of meeting and working with the mother of Dwayne Erik Green, the subject of his portrait. He played a recording of Darnetta Green Mason as she spoke about her interaction with Joe and her gratitude for his moving, beautiful portrait of her son

Portrait of Dwayne Erik Green by Joe Brenman

Portrait of Dwayne Erik Green by Joe Brenman