Recently restored painting by Alfred von Wierusz Kowalski

It is with great pleasure that the UWM Art Collection announces the unveiling of a recently restored painting by Polish artist, Alfred von Wierusz Kowalski (1849-1915). The painting will be featured in the upcoming thesis exhibition entitled “Alfred von Wierusz-Kowalski: Political Struggle and Metaphor” curated by Marin Kniskern and scheduled for March 23 – April 9, 2015 in the UWM Art History Gallery.
The painting’s beauty was restored through a conservation treatment involving cleaning the painting’s surface which was discolored by layers of shellac and grime.
The UWM Art Collection and the Department of Art History extend gratitude to the two anonymous parties, facilitator and donor, exemplar Friends of Art History, whose efforts and largesse made this restoration possible.