Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery

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Joseph Grenn

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Joseph Grenn

Joseph Grenn


Oil , 36" x 48"

Sale Price $4800

Artist Statement

Zimbabwe depicts a group of young  boys at play, a moment in time of pure joy. Painted in oil on canvas, being backlit, the challenge was to define, except for minimal rim light,  facial expression, anatomy, form, gesture and drapery, all in dark shadow.


Joe Grenn is a native of New Bedford, Massachusetts, received his education in Boston and concluding as a Harvard postdoctoral fellow. He moved to Marin County, just over the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, in1972 and retired in June of 2015. Joe maintained a private practice in endodontics in San Francisco, lectured internationally and was a clinical professor at the University of California School of Dentistry form 1972 until his retirement. He has since dedicated his time to his long time love of oil painting, which started with “painting by the numbers” at age seven.

Joe maintains a studio at 39 Liberty Ship Way on the Liberty Ship Dock in Sausalito and is a board member of the Marin Society of Artists.

His paintings include landscapes, portraits and figures, all of which he hopes evoke a special place in time.

Joe’s web site is, where his artwork and past issues of his newsletter, Joe Grenn’s Wonderful World of Art, can be viewed. New subscribers are welcome and can opt in on the home page by entering their e-mail address.