Category Archives: Art

The Life of Christ On Copper Paintings Restoration

by Anastasia Heaton Thanks to a generous grant from the California Missions Foundation, the Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library has been able to move forward with restoration treatment for five unique paintings from its collections. These five artworks depict scenes from … Continue reading

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Close-up of the (Art) Collection

Thanks to a very generous donation the Archive-Library is now home to this beautiful painting of Madonna and Child also known as Our Lady of the Rosary of Pomata. The oil painting is 17th or 18th century from the Cuzco … Continue reading

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Sketches of an Artist, J. Franklin Waldo

John Franklin Waldo was born in 1835 in Vermont.  Early in his life he worked as a carriage and sign painter and then, in 1871, studied at the Chicago Academy of Design.  While largely supporting himself as a fresco painter, … Continue reading

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