Category Archives: Paintings (easel)

Paintings include oils on fabric/canvas and panels. Murals (paintings on walls) are a separate category.

Oakland Temple Painting Art Restoration

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There aren’t any murals in the Oakland Temple of the LDS Church but as in all the other temples there are other paintings. I have a little bit of a contention with the choice of art though… how do nondescript … Continue reading

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Minerva Teichert painting in arrival at our lab

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Rarely seen because its tucked away in an LDS chapel in the town Minerva grew up in, Cokesville Idaho is a large painting 4′ x 8′ that is beautiful and interesting and will be coming to our lab later this … Continue reading

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Carl Christian Anton Christensen’s Well-Known Painting Restored

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By Eleanor Nelson, Guest Blogger Carl Christian Anton Christensen (1831-1912) was born in Copenhagen and joined the LDS church in 1850. After a mission to Norway (where he met future pioneer artist Dan Weggeland), he eventually settled in America, travelling to … Continue reading

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Art Conservation Work This Week – Intense!

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We have the engine at FACL running on all cylinders this week: Mural work at the Salt Lake temple for the LDS Church, large paintings to be cleaned on site at the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) Museum in SLC, … Continue reading

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LDS Museum of Church History and Art Gets Big Delivery Today – October 27th

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I’m on my way to Utah today for a very interesting visit with clients in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Part of this trip is all about delivering some big paintings to the LDS Museum of Church History.

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Church History Museum’s New Teichert

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A new oil painting by Minerva Teichert has found its way into the collection of the Church History Museum. Above is a portion of the painting. To see Zoram and other details, you will need to wait till the Church … Continue reading

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In Utah Delivering Completed Art Conservation Projects and Consulting

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I’m in Utah meeting with private collectors and The LDS Church History Department. We’ve delivered the Minerva Teichert that I posted about at http://www.fineartconservationlab.com/projects/in-lab/painting-by-minerva-teichert-glued-to-plywood-removed-why/ I’ll post about it in a couple of days. Monday will be  full day! I’m meeting … Continue reading

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Minerva Teichert’s “Pioneers” Has Previous Poor Quality Art Restoration Redone

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Pioneers by Minerva Teichert is actually part of a pair of huge paintings that hang in the LDS Museum of Church history and Art. This painting on canvas reflects the great quality of early Mormon art by the turn of … Continue reading

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Important Mormon Art – The Earliest Portraits of Joseph Smith

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People have often wondered “exactly” what did Joseph Smith look like. There are no photos we can be sure are him, though every once in awhile someone digs up an image of a young man that they proclaim is the … Continue reading

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New Minerva Teichert Masterpiece Discovered In A Garage Behind Bikes

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The LDS Church Historical Department head shows up one day at my lab. I thought it was for a social visit but he was more than a little uncharacteristically giddy. He had in tow a rather large package. “We just … Continue reading

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