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536. This Nativity scene is owned by the Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois. The oil was painted by Alexander Schramm (1814-1864). Schramm was the leading oil painter in the colony of South Australia during the mid nineteenth century. He had an established reputation in Germany before emigrating to South Australia in 1849. He trained at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, where his portraits and genre subjects were shown in most of the biennial exhibitions from 1834 to 1848. He travelled for three years in Italy before working in Warsaw between 1838 and 1844. This oil clearly relates to his keen sense of drawing and composition influenced by early Italian masters.

Alexander Schramm "Nativity Scene"
H. 52" x W. 38" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

After Treatment
           
           


           
537. William Taylor (1820--1909) was the 12th Governor of Wisconsin from 1874 to 1876. Taylor was born in Woodbury, Connecticut and was orphaned at age 6 when his father's ship was lost at sea; his mother had died when he was an infant. He then lived with his guardians in New York and later moved to Wisconsin. He served in both the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate. Taylor died at age 88. The below oils are owned by the Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.
           

M. Horton "Lake Monona"
H. 14" x W. 22" Before

Anon. "William Taylor"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before

E. Curtiss "Lake Monona"
H. 33" x W. 50" Before
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning

 

During Cleaning
       

After Treatment

After Treatment

After Treatment
           


           
538. The Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters have a fine and varied collection of Old Master replicas carried out by two of their members in the early part of the 20th Century. These oils represent two of these images. The Sinsinawa Dominicans are located in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. Samuel Mazzuchelli, who built a local men's college in 1846, founded the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters in 1847. This religious order founded a women's college and a high school in Sinsinawa in 1865. The sisters are dedicated to preaching and teaching the Gospel, believing that at the heart of ministry is relationship. The sisters are committed to participating with others to build a holy and just society in the United States and abroad through ministry and service to others.
           

"Madonna and Child"
H. 21" x W. 17" Before Treatment

"Tobias and the Angel"
H. 44" x W. 35" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning

           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
539. Dean Meeker (1920-2002) attended Northwestern University and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he earned the degrees of Bachelors and Masters of Fine Art. In 1946, Meeker began his teaching career at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, and during his unprecedented 46-year tenure in the Department of Art, served under every Dean in the history of the School of Education. In 1957, he was invited to exhibit the first one-person serigraphy show at the Print Department of the Art Institute of Chicago, which was instrumental in breaking the "fine art" barrier for this medium. During his career, Meeker exhibited in 90 one-man shows, and was recognized as one of the outstanding printmakers in the country. His sculpture, paintings, and prints appear in over 100 collections throughout the world which include: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; and the below oil from the Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, Wisconsin.
           

D. Meeker "Tattoo Woman"
H. 30" x W. 16" Before

R. Neumann "Musicians"
H. 30" x W. 35" Before

R. Schade "Mrs. Peachy"
H. 43" x W. 36" After
           

Meeker During Cleaning

Neumann During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           


           
540. The American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois, has built up a wonderful collection of paintings and works of art on paper. This piece by Alex Katz represents one of these works. A second painting by Al Held also received treatment.

Alex Katz "Bicycle Rider"
H. 15" x W. 24" After Treatment
           


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