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Homage to Barett Greenman


59 x 45 cm (h x w)

acrylic on paper

Barnett Greenman, a 2-year-old, was killed in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Barnett's father recounted a harrowing journey, traveling for 36 hours across Europe with no food or water, only to arrive at the death camp of Auschwitz. Upon arrival, the snow outside the train was filled with suitcases abandoned by those who had arrived before them. While Barnett's father was selected for forced labor, Barnett's mother and Barnett were taken to the gas chambers and killed almost immediately.

The portrait is part of a series called "Resonance - Never Forget". For the artist, portraiture is a form of contemplation about the life of the person, even if he knows very little about the individual and their life. The choice of color palette is meant to celebrate the person Barnett was and what he could have become.

Links to Barett Greenman

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