Our team has conserved countless historic murals in our nation’s landmark civic, institutional, and sacred spaces. Artists we have closely studied include Kenyon Cox, Edwin Blashfield, Ezra Winter, Frank Brangwyn, Dean Cornwell, Hildreth Meiere, Winold Reiss, Josep Sert, and Barry Faulkner, and Gonippo Raggi. Studying, researching, and restoring murals over the past decades has enabled us to apply these skills to our own, contemporary work in a diversity of styles, materials, and techniques.
Select Case Studies:
REPLICATION OF LOST HISTORIC MURALS
Josephinum Pontifical College, Columbus, OH
The mural by Gerhard Lamers featuring Christ vested as high priest, swarmed by angels was over painted battleship gray in 1989. The architect determined the best remedy for the water-plagued wall was to carefully document the historic mural and reinstate it on a new wall built in front of the old wall.
CREATION OF NEW ARTWORK WHERE HISTORIC ARTWORK HAS BEEN LOST
St. Peter the Apostle, New Brunswick, NJ
The post-historic campaign painted out historic artwork with materials incompatible with distemper paint and introduced simplistic, out-of-scale stencils. We were tasked with developing a program to address systemic pathologies and create new artwork in keeping with Patrick Keely’s high standard for ecclesiastical artwork, while maximizing the visual impact.
CREATION OF NEW ARTWORK IN PREVIOUSLY UNDECORATED AREAS
Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, Brooklyn, NY
Built in 1912 St. Joseph’s featured beautiful architecture, stunning stained glass, quality statuary and murals in the sanctuary. In 2013 when St. Joseph’s was elevated to cathedral status EverGreene was commissioned to restore the historic artwork and create 25 new figurative murals and hundreds of decorative murals that look like they have always been there. Explore additional solutions on our Contemporary & New Design page.