Church Mural Re-Creation: Felix Lieftuchter, St. Aloysius, Bowling Green, Ohio

In Early 2014 I had the privilege to be called up to work on the recreation of a church mural at St. Aloysius church in Bowling Green, Ohio, The muralist is Felix Lieftuchter (b. Cincinnati, OH. 1883). My job is as an in-painter, which is generally the only thing I do on these restoration projects.Continue reading “Church Mural Re-Creation: Felix Lieftuchter, St. Aloysius, Bowling Green, Ohio”

Felix Lieftuchter, Muralist, Biography

Felix Bernard Lieftuchter was an artist who was born in Cincinnati in  on Oct. 29, 1882. He produced at least six major church decorations, worked with mosaics and engaged in portraiture. Education He studied with Frank  Duveneck and also at the Akademie der Bildende Kunst in Munich, Germany with Karl Von Marr  and/or Franz vonContinue reading “Felix Lieftuchter, Muralist, Biography”

St. Francis De Sales Completed Church Restoration, Paducah, KY.

The  summer of 2011 I worked on  a church restoration  at St. Francis De Sales Catholic church in Paducah, Kentucky.  On this project I worked for  Tony Kartsonas of Historic Surfaces. Also on the project were Susie Buchholz, Nick Pavlos and Jeff Wolfe. The project was about 5 months long and I was there forContinue reading “St. Francis De Sales Completed Church Restoration, Paducah, KY.”

Old South Church Restoration on Nantucket Island

This past spring I spent 6 weeks working on beautiful Nantucket Island helping restore  the Old South Church in Nantucket Island.  Today it is the oldest of the large church buildings still standing in the town. Nantucket is about 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts  and was the setting for the whalers from HermanContinue reading “Old South Church Restoration on Nantucket Island”

St. Francis De Sales Restoration, Paducah,Kentucky

This summer I have been working on  a church restoration  at St. Francis de Sales Catholic church in Paducah, Kentucky. The funny photo-montage below is me posing for reference for one of two paintings I have  been commissioned to paint for a small altar in the church. I was lucky and surprised  to find  aContinue reading “St. Francis De Sales Restoration, Paducah,Kentucky”

Even More Washington,D.C. Mural Conservation

As my friends know I have been spending a lot of time in the last two years working in Washington, DC on  some mural conservations working with an Conservator/artist team  to conserve some  circa 1880’s decorative murals in an executive branch office building near the White House. With Page Conservation. About the 1940’s the decorationsContinue reading “Even More Washington,D.C. Mural Conservation”

Old War Department Restoration Continues

I am in Washington,D.C. for most of the first five months of 2009 working with Page Conservation on a restoration of an Executive branch office building that formerly housed the War Department. I am working very near the White House. The building was extensively decorated but unfortunately was over-painted in the late 1940’s. In theContinue reading “Old War Department Restoration Continues”

Working on 18th Century Wallpaper restoration in Washington, D.C.

Here is a  look at what I am doing this week in Washington DC. This is an 18th century  wallpaper made with woodblock prints . It would have been manufactured by a company like Joseph Dufour et Cie. I’m working with Page Conservation who have mounted the wallpaper on panels and I am  very carefullyContinue reading “Working on 18th Century Wallpaper restoration in Washington, D.C.”

Tiffany Dome Restoration

I am working on restoring the the 38-foot dome in Preston Bradley Hall a the Chicago Cultural Center.It is thought to be the world’s largest Tiffany dome. There should be an article describing the restoration in early July in the Chicago Tribune Magazine.  With EverGreene Architectural Arts and Historic Surfaces . Here is an inContinue reading “Tiffany Dome Restoration”