Monday, August 24, 2020

The Old Newman is New Again

Above: Conservator Martha Cox and the painting before cleaning and conservation treatment. 

Below: You can see the difference in the photo after treatment.

As part of a grant from the Robert and Dorothy Goldberg Foundation and support from the Friends of the Conway Public Library the painting has been cleaned and is back up on the wall. 

In a glass case on the opposite wall is a display about the artist, the painting and the treatment program.

An article from our online collection of the Reporter News for January 25, 1940 (page 7) documents the display of the painting and notes who the models were for the woman and the boy. 

Another article from our subject vertical file provides more detail. 

The article featured a photo by Roger S. Burnell.

For more information on the subject of the painting see our previous blog here

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