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476. DeWitt Clinton (1769--1828) was an early American politician and naturalist who served as United States Senator and the sixth Governor of New York. In this last capacity he was largely responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal. Clinton was the leader of New York's People's Party, and was a major rival of Martin van Buren, who was attorney general of New York during Clinton's governorship. According to Daniel Walker Howe (2007) Clinton is an authentic but largely forgotten hero of American democracy. Howe explains, "The infrastructure he worked to create would transform American life, enhancing economic opportunity, political participation, and intellectual awareness." The below oils are owned by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
           

Anon. "Dewitt Clinton"
H. 30" x W. 24" Before Treatment

Anon. "Madonna"
H. 18" x W. 15" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           

Anon. "Hunting Dogs"
H. 16" x W. 24" Before Treatment

 

Anon. "Hunting Dogs"
H. 16" x W. 24" Before Treatment
     

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           


           
477. George Benjamin Luks, (1867--1933) was an American realist artist and illustrator. The rejection of one of his paintings from the 1907 exhibition of the National Academy of Design motivated followers to form their own independent exhibiting group. Consisting of Robert Henri, George Luks, William Glackens, John Sloan, Everett Shinn, Arthur B. Davies, Ernest Lawson, and Maurice Prendergast, the group exhibited as "The Eight" in January 1908. Their exhibition was one of the most important events in the development of twentieth-century American art. Although the styles of "The Eight" differed immensely, what unified the group was their advocacy of exhibition opportunities free from the jury system, as well as each of their desires to use painting techniques that were not sanctioned by the Academy. "The Eight" expanded into what is now known as the Ashcan School of artists. These oils are owned by the Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, Arizona.
           

G. Luks "Whiskey Bill"
H. 26" x W. 18" Before

T. Hill "Mt. Shasta"
H. 22" x W. 28" Before

T. Thompson "Col. Howden"
H. 32" x W. 25" Before
       

During Cleaning

During Cleaning

During Cleaning

After Treatment

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           
478. Born in Cornwall, Vermont, Sheldon Peck (1797-1868) became an itinerant portrait painter. He was self-taught and did not sign his work, but his distinctive style of using a long brushstroke. His early works, family portraits in Vermont, were brushed onto wood panels, and he used somber colors, dark backgrounds, and detailed clothing. An 1840 census listed Sheldon Peck's occupation as farmer. The 1850 census recorded his occupation as a portrait painter. These portraits are owned by the Elgin Historical Society, Elgin, Illinois.
           

Sheldon Peck "James Gifford"
H. 26" x W. 23" Before Treatment

Sheldon Peck "Laura Gifford"
H. 26" x W. 23" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
479. Under the guidance of Curator Michael Atwell, the Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette, Indiana, has has had a steady on-going conservation program. Almost forty paintings have been conserved over the last six years. These four oils well represent the strengths of their Indiana holdings.
           

K. Rufinia "Fall Landscape"
H. 16" x W. 18" Before Treatment

Robert Grafton "Woman Spinning"
H. 22" x W. 27" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           

O. Foster "Ramona's Wedding Place"
H. 30" x W. 24" Before Treatment

Gayle Hoskins "Reading Time"
H. 29" x W. 28" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
480. The DuSable Museum of African-American Art is one of Chicago's cultural jewels. Under the guidance of Curator/Chief Operations Officer Charles Bethea the museum has embarked upon an ambitious conservation program conserving almost fifty paintings over the last six years. The below three oils well represent the museum's unparalleled holdings in the Midwest.
           

Dot "Young Girl"
H. 22" x W. 20" Before

 

Topchevsky "Woods"
H. 30" x W. 24" Before

Parenti "Nude"
H. 28" x W. 22" Before
       

During Cleaning

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment

After Treatment
           


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