Saving Thomas Berg

Tom Berg sheets previously laminated sometime in the recent decades but dating back to the earliest times of the 20th century find new life in harsh solvents and patient restoration. Learn how to remove glue based laminate from water color and inked paper while removing glue or rubber cement without damage in the process.

The Tiger Roars

Pen and watercolor on paper, circa 1908 by Thomas Berg, tattoo artist. An Englishman and great draughtsman, he learned by copying master drawings at The Victoria and Albert and The Natural History Museum on Cromwell Road in London. Moved to San Francisco’s Barbary Coast where he worked for many years.

Fourth Graders get an Art Lesson

We were checking out the Philadelphia Museum of Art and we saw something that really made our day. There was an entire class of fourth graders sitting down in front of Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain”. A teacher/docent was going on about the significance of the urinal and it stature in Modern Art. It was all so Read more about Fourth Graders get an Art Lesson[…]