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New Deal Exhibit: Paintings Before and After Restoration

An Online Catalog for the Exhibit at Brooklyn College

Before / After Painting Restorations

Click and drag the slider in the center of each image to look at the paintings before and after restoration. All paintings restored by Matthew Hayes, Art Conservator.


Artist Unknown. Untitled (Ships at Sea). Oil on canvas. 1935-43. 20 x 23 1/2 inches.

Vincent D\'Agostino (American, 1896-1981). Flowers. Oil on canvas. 1935-43. 30 1/4 x 24 inches.

Allen Lee Swisher (American, 1888-1960). Flowers. Oil on Canvas. 1935-43. 29 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches.

Ben Galos (American, 1894-1963). Lewis Street. Oil on canvas. 1935-43. 23 1/2 x 29 3/4 inches.

More Before / After Painting Restorations

Allen Hermes (American, 20th century). Jean. Oil on canvas. 1935-43. 39 1/2 x 25 inches.

Ben Galos (American, 1894-1963. Old Farmhouse. Oil on canvas. 1935-43. 23 1/2 x 29 1/4 inches.