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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…
St. Columba in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
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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…
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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…
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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…
St. Francis De Sales Stained Glass Window/3
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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…
St. Francis De Sales Stained Glass Window/3
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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…
St. Francis De Sales Stained Glass Window/3
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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…
St. Francis De Sales Stained Glass Window/3
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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…
St. Francis De Sales Stained Glass Window/3
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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…
St. Francis De Sales Stained Glass Window/3
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Harrisburg, PA. Cathedral Dome Mural

Last month I painted a mural inside a cathedral dome at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Harrisburg, PA. The project was a recreation of an original mural that had suffered water damage over the years. I was the lead artist for EverGreene Architectural…