"Written to be accessible to curators, art historians, and painters as well as conservators, it offers a procession of fascinating personalities woven into a cohesive narrative that intertwines with American history." —Fine Art Connoisseur
[The authors] have researched the topic for three decades, consulting sources as obscure as shopkeepers’ bills and paint still encrusted on artists’ palettes.”New York Times
Conservators Lance Mayer and Gay Myers present a wealth of technical information amid amusing anecdotes and eccentric artistic profiles. Relying on primary sources, they uncover the creative processes and wide-ranging materials used by renowned American artists such as Benjamin West and Rembrandt Peale.”Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
“Mayer and Myers present an important ground-breaking compilation for all students of American painting, and indeed, of European painting.”—The Burlington Magazine
About the Author
Lance Mayer and Gay Myers work at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Connecticut, and as independent conservators.