Owner and sole operator of The Restoration Lab 1986 - present
Sotheby’s chief restoration consultant for their historic collectible auctions 1991-1998
Restoration of all of the key Golden Age Comics including:
Marvel No. 1, 1938
Action No. 1, 1938
Superman No. 1, 1939
Flash No. 1, 1940
Detective Comics, No. 27, 1939
More Funs 52, 53 and 54
All American Comics
Restoration of all of the key Silver Age Comics including:
The Incredible Hulk
Journey Into Mystery
Amazing Fantasy No. 15
Baseball card restoration:
Cleaning and pressing of major Topps and Bowman cards from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’’s.
Assistant to William Sarill, owner of The Restoration Lab 1981-1985
Restored comics and memorabilia such as postcards and original comic art.
Assistant to the chief paper conservator at The Museum of Modern Art, Paris 1980
Restored 36 original drawings by Picasso which were on view at his centennial retrospective in Munich, 1981
Restoration of other key 19th and 20th century artists.
L'Ecole du Louvre, Paris, France. 1979-1981
Art History diploma with a specialization in Islamic Art and Architecture.
Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY. 1976 -1978
Bachelor of Arts in Art History and French
University of MA, Amherst. 1974-1976
Restoration work includes
- Dry, solvent and aqueous cleanings.
- Tape removal.
- Mending of tears.
- Missing piece replacement.
- Color inpainting.
- Deacidification of interior pages.
- Staple cleaning if necessary