San Rafael, CA
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 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. When he is not painting, Joe can usually be found messing around on his boat adjacent to his studio or skiing wherever he can find the snow.
His paintings include landscapes, portraits and figures, all of which hopefully evoke a special place in time. He feels the historian tells what happened, but the artist tells what it felt like.