Category Archives: Painting on canvas

Preparing for the Henrietta Berk Retrospective at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University

This article is about preparing newly rediscovered important  artwork from the 1960s Post WWII Abstract Expressionist Bay Area for the Henrietta Berk Retrospective at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University. Collaborating and consulting experts for the exhibition are Steven … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara Mission’s Original 1786 Lienzo Discovered Lost In Storage, Art Restoration Expert Tells Story

Its story of earthquake destruction and its art conservation This last year it was with great excitement that a very important historic and exciting decorative element of the original 1786 mission was rediscovered rolled up and unrecognizable in storage. It … Continue reading

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New “Twists” on Authenticating Artwork

Identifying Art Fakes and Challenging Art Forgers with High Tech As an art conservator, I am asked once a week (or more) to technically examine artwork in the hopes of “authenticating” it. Most of these requests come from people that … Continue reading

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Treasured Collectibles in a Pile of Stuff… Las Vegas, Art Restoration Testimonial

Busted up Early American Art I couldn’t believe the valuable collectibles I found in a pile of stuff a couple of weeks ago! I was amazed!! Besides the unexpected treasures, I also found neglect and bad judgment of packers and … Continue reading

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Early Utah Artist Masterpiece Painting Restored

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Oil and Acrylic Paintings on Canvas Bulls-eye Cracking Patterns – What they tell an Art Collector

What caused it? How long does it take to show up after the artwork has been hit?

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Art Conservation Cleaning of Artwork With Saliva Wins Chemistry Harvard’s Ig Nobel Prize

Painting restoration and cleaning artwork is the subject of what we suspect is humor from Harvard. The award was reported in “Chemistry World” which has been given out since 1991 called the “Ig® Nobel Prize”, “For achievements that first make people … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Gilded Age Society Oil Painting Dented by Freak Accident, Los Angeles  –  Art Restoration Due Diligence Tips for Art Collectors

This article and video entertains you with a Los Angeles story about surprising impact damage on 19th century paintings of high society fashion with some tips on condition from an art conservator. See several paintings of gorgeous women in The … Continue reading

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Valuable Exquisite 150 Year Old Painting Destroyed by Careless Handling and Shipping

Damage to artwork from careless handling, lousy packing and then shipping is completely avoidable… and you’d think that an exquisitely painted, $75,000.00 valued oil painting would automatically be treasured and cared for! This extensive damage which resulted from lack of … Continue reading

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Painting Restoration Testimonial from Salt Lake City of an Historic Portrait of George Washington

This is something we see all the time in our painting conservation laboratory; someone accidentally pokes the 19th century painting on canvas with very little effort and causes a hole or rip. Sometimes its amazing how fragile these paintings are. … Continue reading

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