2006
Participating Institutions
 
 
156. These three paintings are from the collection of Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The two left images are attributed to the Dutch Baroque artist, Pieter van der Velde. They are both oil on canvas, and measure H. 17 1/2" X W. 21 1/2." The oils date to the middle of the 17th Century, at a time when Holland was in its Golden Age. Maritime images were most popular as Dutch ships sailed to all parts of the world. The right image is by Armand Merizon. The canvas painting measures H. 28" X W. 34." Merizon is 86 year-old and lives in Caledonia, Michigan. He was born February 28, 1920, in Kalamazoo, Michigan to a family of first generation Dutch immigrants. Over the course of his 70-year career, he has been selected for more than 35 exhibitions and gallery showings. This painting is dated 1938.
           

Pieter van der Velde
"Calm Harbor" ca. 1650
After Treatment

Pieter van der Velde
"Stormy Harbor" ca. 1650
After Treatment

Armand Merizon "The Heavens
Declare the Glory of God" 1938
After Treatment
           
           


           
157. These two oils have considerable significance for the State of Illinois. The left image is a portrait of Robert Smith Todd. Todd was the father of Mary Todd, the wife of Abraham Lincoln. The portrait was painted by her niece. The painting will need considerable work to return it to an exhibitable condition. There is a large area of loss to the proper right cheek and the surface shows overall blanching resulting in a white "ghosting" effect. The right image depicts the wife of Illinois' 14th Governor, Richard Oglesby, and their son. Both paintings are from the collection of the Lincoln Library and Museum, Springfield, Illinois.
           

K. Helm "Portrait of Robert Smith Todd"
H. 30" X W. 25" Before Treatment

Anon. "Portrait of Mrs. Richard Oglesby and Son"
H. 52" X W. 36" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
158. Joan Mitchell was born in Chicago in 1925 where she attended Francis Parker School. In the late 40's she received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and also summered in Mexico where she was influenced by Orozco. In 1949, she traveled to France on a Ryerson Fellowship. The following year she set up a studio in New York and received an MFA from New York University. It is during this time period that she abandoned representation entirely and adopted a non-representational format with aggressive brushwork and color. It is these images that she is best known for today. In 1959, she moved to Paris and spent the remainder of her life in France. Joan Mitchell died in Paris in 1992. She is represented in all major art museum and has surpassed sale prices of $500,000.00 for her abstract work. The right image is clearly influenced by the Mexican muralists and probably dates from 1943-46, the period she summered in Mexico and returned to Chicago for academic studies. The painting is from the collection of Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois.

Joan Mitchell "Feeding Time"
H. 48" X W. 34" After Treatment
           
           


           

Sandra Jorgensen "Buggy Series #9"
H. 46" X W. 56" After Treatment
159. The Elmhurst Art Museum's award-winning architectural structure is located in Wilder Park, 15 miles west of downtown Chicago. The McCormick house, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is part of the museum's permanent collection as is the painting on the left. The oil on canvas was painted by Sandra Jorgensen (1934-1999). Ms. Jorgensen served as professor emeritus of art at Elmhurst College after teaching at the college for thirty years. Her work is contained in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. This piece was selected for treatment by Mr. Neil Bremer, executive director of the museum.
           
           

           
160. In preparation for an exhibit of oil paintings by Carolyn Plochmann, the Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois, sent in the below paintings for treatment. Plochmann was born in 1926 in Toledo, Ohio, and currently resides in Carbondale, Illinois. Her paintings have been exhibited throughout the country, including the Toledo Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Carnegie Institute. For many years she was represented by Kennedy Galleries in New York. Plochmann's enigmatic paintings draw us into moments frozen in time. Her haunting artistic language of objects and figures, coupled with the aged quality of her surfaces, lures the viewer into a meditative experience.
           
           

Carolyn Plochmann "By A Certain Necessity"
H. 40" X W. 42" After Treatment

Carolyn Plochmann "Strident Before Jericho"
H. 38" X W. 32" After Treatment
           

Carolyn Plochmann "Strident Before Jericho"
During Cleaning

Carolyn Plochmann "Strident Before Jericho"
During Cleaning
           

Carolyn Plochmann "Sibelius Symphony #4"
H. 32" X W. 38 "After Treatment

Carolyn Plochmann "Deus Aderit"
H. 45" X W. 42" After Treatment
           
           


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