Ricardo Brennand

Brazilian entrepreneur

Ricardo Coimbra de Almeida Brennand (27 May 1927 – 25 April 2020) was a Brazilian businessman, engineer and art collector. In 2002 he founded the Ricardo Brennand Institute, which includes the world's largest private collection of Frans Post paintings,[1] and was the 17th highest-rated museum in the world according to TripAdvisor in 2014.[2] He was born in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Brazil.

Ricardo Brennand
Ricardo Brennand, Armando Monteiro e Jarbas Vasconcelos (cropped).jpg
Ricardo Coimbra de Almeida Brennand

(1927-05-27)27 May 1927
Died25 April 2020(2020-04-25) (aged 92)
Alma materFederal University of Pernambuco
OccupationBusinessman, Art collector
Spouse(s)Graça Monteiro Brennand
RelativesFrancisco Brennand (cousin)

Brennand died on 25 April 2020 of COVID-19 in Recife, Brazil at the age of 92.[3]


  1. Vainsencher, Semira Adler (25 October 2005). "Instituto Ricardo Brennand". Fundação Joaquim Nabuco. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  2. Hunter, Marnie (17 September 2014). "Traveler's Choice: World's best museums". CNN. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  3. "Ricardo Brennand morre de Covid-19 aos 92 anos, no Recife". G1 (in Brazilian Portuguese). 25 April 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2020.