This painting of the Grand Canyon from Lees Ferry, Arizona by Carl Hoerman (1885 – 1955) came in with rust stains and dirt. After several careful rounds of cleaning, Miller Fenwood was able to restore the vibrant color tones. In the paint film, some areas had cracked; these were flattened and smoothed. Light restoration was done to the American Impressionist frame, probably made by Newcomb-Macklin.
Carl Hoerman, born in Germany, emigrated to the United States in 1903, at the age of eighteen. He studied and then worked as an architect in Chicago until 1920, when he built a studio and art gallery in Saugatuck, Michigan. Hoerman, with his wife, Christiana, also an artist, frequently traveled to the West and Southwest where Carl would paint desert, Grand Canyon, and mountain scenes. Later, Hoerman would become known as a “dunes painter,” because of his western Michigan landscapes.