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art conservator

Louis Pomerantz, American Art conservator. member of the 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, 1938-1940;student, Academie Julian, Paris, 1949-1950;apprenticeships with, T.G. Satinover, Paris, 1949-1950;apprenticeships with, H.H. Mertens, chief restorer, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1950-1951;apprenticeships with, G.L. Stout, director Worcester Art Museum, 1951;apprenticeships with, S&C Keck Brooklyn Museum, 1952-1954;apprenticeships with, Institute Royal du Patrimoine Artistque, Brussels, 1963;apprenticeships with, Central Laboratory Belgium Museum, Brussels, summer 1954, 56, 58.

Career

Founder conservation studio, New York City, 1952;instructor, laboratory assistant, Brooklyn Museum, 1954;founder department conservation, appointed conservator department painting and sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago 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, Illinois, 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, Scientific and Cultural Organization consultant, 1968.

Consultant Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Services, Iowa Museum Art. Visiting lecturer in field.

Works

  • Other Work

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

Membership

Member of the 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

child:
Carrie Johanna Pomerantz

child:
Lonnie Roberta Pomerantz