A thick layer of smoke covered the paint surface of this Snowscape with Creek. Initial testing revealed the extent of the damage, and how transformational the removal would be. Careful cleaning removed these contaminates from the front, and micro vacuuming cleaned the reverse. Conservation varnish finished the restoration.
The artist is Claire Polmateer. She worked in the Traverse City area in the 1930’s, and is documented as serving as an art judge by the Traverse City Record-Eagle newspaper.