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Louis Pomerantz

Louis Pomerantz, American art conservator. Member board advisors Urban Gateways, 1975-1979; director Art Commission City of Evanston, 1968-1975, president, 1975-1976; board directors Campbell Center History Preservation Studies, 1983-1988. Served with United States Army, 1941-1945. Fellow International Institute Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, American Institute Conservation (honorary, past chairman, director 1979-1982).

Background

  • Pomerantz, Louis was born on September 26, 1919 in Brooklyn. Son of Jacob and Gussie (Watnick) Pomerantz.

  • Education

    • Student, Art Students League, New York City, 1940. Student, Academie Julian, Paris, 1950. Apprenticeships with, T.G. Satinover, Paris, 1950.

      Apprenticeships with, H.H. Mertens, chief restorer, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1951. Apprenticeships with, G.L. Stout, director Worcester Art Museum, 1951. Apprenticeships with, S&C Keck Brooklyn Museum, 1954.

      Apprenticeships with, Institute Royal du Patrimoine Artistque, Brussels, 1963. Apprenticeships with, Central Laboratory Belgium Museum, Brussels, 1958.

    Career

    • Founder conservation studio, New York City, 1952. Instructor, laboratory assistant Brooklyn Museum, 1954. Founder department conservation, appointed conservator department painting and sculpture Art Institute Chicago, 1956-1961.

      Independent art conservator Evanston, Illinois, 1961-1978, 1979-1988. Founder, president, treasurer Pomerantz Institute for Advancement of Fine Art Conservation, Spring Grove, 1982-1988. President Louis Pomerantz, Ltd., 1971-1988.

      Consultant Milwaukee Art Museum, 1958-1988, National Gallery Canada, 1961, George F. Harding Museum, Chicago, 1965-1968. United Nations Educational consultant, 1968. Consultant Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Services, Iowa Museum Art.

      Visiting lecturer in field.

    Works

    • Author: Is Your Contemporary Painting More Temporary Than You Think?, 1962. Associate editor: Journal American Institute Conservation, 1982-1988.

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian Universalist

    Membership

    Member board advisors Urban Gateways, 1975-1979. Director Art Commission City of Evanston, 1968-1975, president, 1975-1976. Board directors Campbell Center History Preservation Studies, 1983-1988.

    Served with United States Army, 1941-1945. Fellow International Institute Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, American Institute Conservation (honorary, past chairman, director 1979-1982).

    Connections

    • Married Elisabeth C. Picard, October 5, 1951. Children: Carrie Johanna, Lonnie Roberta.
    • father: Jacob Pomerantz
    • mother: Gussie (Watnick) Pomerantz
    • spouse: Elisabeth C. Picard
    • children: Carrie Johanna Pomerantz
    • Lonnie Roberta Pomerantz
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    Born September 26, 1919
    Died May 19, 1988
    (aged 68)
    Nationality
    • 1940
      Art Students League
    • 1950
      Academie Julian
    • 1950
      T.G. Satinover
    • 1951
      H.H. Mertens
    • 1951
      G.L. Stout
    • 1954
      S&C Keck Brooklyn Museum
    • 1963
      Institute Royal du Patrimoine Artistque
    • 1958
      Central Laboratory Belgium Museum
    • 1952
      Founder conservation studio
    • 1954
      instructor, Brooklyn Museum
    • 1954
      laboratory assistant, Brooklyn Museum
    • 1956 - 1961
      founder department conservation
    • 1961 - 1978
      independent art conservator Evanston
      Illinois, United States
    • 1971 - 1988
      president, Louis Pomerantz
    • 1979 - 1988
      independent art conservator Evanston
      Illinois, United States
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