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771. Daniel Rhodes (1911–1989) was an American ceramic artist, sculptor, painter, author and educator. Born and raised in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Rhodes began his art career by enrolling in summer courses at the Art Institute of Chicago. He later attended the University of Chicago for four years, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then worked with Iowa painter Grant Wood for two summers (1932 and 1933) at the Stone City Art Colony and painted numerous murals in Iowa. The below oils from his hand have a distinct 1930's WPA appearance and are from the outstanding collection at the Brunier Art Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.








Daniel Rhodes "Covering Up"
H. 26" x W. 36" Before Treatment


Daniel Rhodes "Unloading Cattle"
H. 25" x W. 36" Before Treatment








During Cleaning


During Cleaning








After Treatment


After Treatment








Frank Johnson "Thomas Agg"
H. 36" x W. 30" Before Treatment


Othmar Hoffler "Herbert Kildee"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment





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During Cleaning








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772. These oils represent 111 paintings that have been conserved for the Indiana State Museum over the last eleven years. The paintings are from the hand of T. C. Steele, the leading artist of the Hoosier School of Midwestern Impressionists. Steele was born in 1847 and died in 1926. During his formative years he moved to Munich and studied at the Royal Academy of Art with Frank Duveneck and Ludwig Loefftz. In 1885 he returned to Indianapolis and established an art school with William Forsyth. While his landscapes are his signature style, he was also a very fine portrait artist. Today he is remembered as Indiana's finest artist from the early part of the 20th century.




T. C. Steele "Fruit and Flowers"
H. 20" x W. 28" Before Treatment


T. C. Steele "Rocky Cliff by the Sea"
H. 22" x W. 32" Before Treatment





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During Cleaning








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773. This Dutch panel has split in two. The joining adhesive contains a wood filler allowing the adhesive to expand and contract along with the wooden support. Cleaning will reinstate the original palette. The painting is from the collection of Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin.


  Jan Sonje "Mountain Landscape"
H. 24" x W. 29" Before Treatment




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774. The Carnegie Center for Art, New Albany, Indiana, and History is home to a collection of 19th and early 20th century painters who were active in the Southern Indiana area. The most important artist in this group is George W. Morrison (1820-1893) who was active in New Albany from 1843 to 1893. Morrison’s career spans Indiana’s emergence from its frontier beginnings, through the Steamboat Era, and on to the start of the Industrial Age. He is represented by 14 paintings in the Carnegie Center’s collection.


G. W. Morrison
"George Lee and Pamela Hosea"

H. 34" x W. 41" Before Treatment



The paint surface had been severely "skinned" during former restoration cleaning attempts thinning the subtle half-tones and darks. Harsh overpaint was then applied to mask these visual inconsistencies. The below images detail the wonderful color change that occurred during cleaning but also revealed the disfiguring overpaint.








During Cleaning


During Cleaning








After Varnish Removal


After Varnish Removal








After Varnish Removal


After Varnish Removal






Removal of the hardened overpaint was a delicate process for it was laying directly on the paint surface. Solvent/scalpel removal was completed using binocular microscope assistance.

Retouching was then carried out to soften the former damage. A final non-yellowing varnish was applied to protect the paint against fluids and air pollution.








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775.  Dr. George Zeller was the first superintendant of Peoria State Hospital and a pioneering leader in non-restraint and gentle care in the treatment of mentally ill patients. Professionals from throughout the country and abroad came to witness his achievements and innovative ideas. He was also intrumentall in creating a "home" type atmosphere of grounds layout and operations including all the social amenities of normal community life for the mentally ill. The below oils are from the collection of the Peoria Historical society, Peoria, Illinois.




P. R. McIntosh "Dr. George Zeller"
1938  H. 28" x W. 32" Before Treatment


Anon. "Repentant Magdalene"
H. 36" x W. 29" Before Treatment








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During Cleaning








After Treatment


After Treatment








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