Artwork Selected For Aesthetic Strength & Lasting Enjoyment.
About Conservator's Choice
Our Service PledgeIt is our desire to help you build your collection with beautiful examples of historical artworks. Each piece is carefully researched and conserved when needed. We guarantee our descriptions to be accurate and our artworks to be authentic.
About UsConservator's Choice features the selections of Bruce Wood, an oil painting conservator and art gallery owner with over twenty-five years experience.
For seventeen years Bruce owned and operated the Fenway Galleries in Michigan and Chicago, selling his own paintings and representing a selection of contemporary artists. In 2007 he moved to Franklin Massachusetts to take over operation of the Woodshed Gallery, which was established in 1968 by his parents Angelina and James Wood. His conservation studio, Clean Oil Paintings, is now part of that business.
He has fine art degrees from Massachusetts College of Art (BFA) and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA). After graduating, he worked in the School's Art History Department at the Art Institute of Chicago, a major museum. He became friends with the Art Institute's conservators and learned several conservation techniques.
An oil painter himself, Bruce has studied antique painting methods, and collected nineteenth and early twentieth century oil paintings. He has restored them and sold them at antique and fine art auctions across the country, including Christie's and Sotheby's auctioneers.
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