Brenda Berkman

New York, NY



After winning her landmark sex discrimination case against the NYC Fire Department in 1982, Berkman served in the FDNY for 25 years and was a first responder at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. On retirement in 2006, knowing nothing about printmaking, Brenda started at the Art Students League. In 2013, she began her stone lithographic series Thirty-six Views of One World Trade Center, documenting the rebuilding of lower Manhattan. Drawing and printing stone lithographs of 36 iconic views of the new One WTC, the series has been exhibited around the US. A video is at A book is also available. Berkman is developing a series of stone lithographs of trees seen in her travels, springing from her recognition of trees as elders and survivors; not objects but our companions in the world.

Never Forget, stone lithograph, 11″ x 15″
Yorkshire Ancient Oak, stone lithograph, 11″ x 15″
One Way, stone and plate lithograph bleed print, 11″ x 14″