BEFORE AND AFTER RESTORATIONS
SAINT ROCCO'S CHURCH - *AWARD WINNING RESTORATION
A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK MURAL RESTORATION PROJECT
Renaissance Restoration Studios Inc. is a premier art restoration and conservation studio specializing in high large-scale ecclesiastical and munisipial art restoration and custom artistic painting and decorating. Renaissance Restoration Studios Inc. is instramental in the use of narrow aerial lifts instead of scaffolding dramaticly reducing the cost and inconvience associated with traditional artistic restoration. This notable commission was the complete mural restorations of Saint Rocco’s Church, a National Historic Landmark in Newark, New Jersey. The Saint Rocco’s Restoration was awarded the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Award in 1994 for the artistic restorationconservation project.
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY -
CHAPEL OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION RESTORATION PROJECT
When one of the most preeminent Catholic universities in the United States needs restoration, they called Renaissance Restoration Studios Inc. Over the past decade Renaissance Restoration Studios Inc. has served the Seton Hall University community by offering its restoration expertise and artistic conservation skills to maintain and enhance the beautiful campus located in South Orange, New Jersey. Some of the major areas that have been restored include: The Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Walsh Gymnasium, Presidents Hall, and The Seminary Chapel.
FERNANDO CALDERÓN - MURALS RESTORATION
In 1966, a young Spanish artist named Fernando Calderón came to stay with his old friend Reverend Canon Shreve at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in New Providence, New Jersey while he waited for a shipment of paintings to arrive by boat from Spain for an exhibition in California. The paintings arrived too late for the show. The Canon convinced him to stay at his church and paint the unique murals of the four Gospel writers and the twelve Disciples that grace the sanctuary as well as the Nativity mural in the parish hall. All of the beautiful murals were done for a dollar a day plus room and board. The sanctuary murals became badly damaged over the decades. They were painted with the first acrylic paints to be developed and the majority of the materials were donated to the church by a paint factory which was going out of business. In 2009 the murals were restored by Mr. Joseph F. Tiedemann, President of Renaissance Restoration Studios Inc., an outstanding master conservator. Joseph traveled to Spain to research the artist and restoration project. In the spring of 2010, the School of Visual Arts, Mr. Tiedemann's alma mater in New York City, issued an article about the restoration of the murals in the Spring 2010 SVA Visual Arts Journal, volume #18 - issue #1. Fernando Calderón went on to become one of the most renowned muralists of the 20th Century. Members of Fernando Calderón's family contacted Mr. Joseph F. Tiedemann To express their sincerest thanks and joy over the magnificent artistic conservation efforts of Renaissance Restoration Studios Inc. Since the restoration was completed, Joseph F. Tiedemann has been contacted by many artists, muralists, museums, and conservators from around the world to offer his insights about Fernando Calderón the artist, his methods, and materials. “I find myself in the unique position these days of being the unofficial Fernando Calderón expert. I feel I have become intimately connected to the artist discovering new aspects of the man each day as I meticulously reconstructed his life and work.”
PHILIP GUSTON'S -
"WORK & PLAY" MURAL RESTORATION PROJECT
Renaissance Restoration Studios Inc was awarded the commission to restore and conserve renowned abstract expressionist artist Philip Guston’s large-scale "Work and Play" mural at the Jacob Riis Center for the city of New York. President Joseph F. Tiedemann has recently completed the project which was funded by the Princess of Denmark. The Riis Center was originally founded by Danish immigrants and holds a place of esteem in Denmark’s world history. The restoration, which Tiedemann administered through his company, Renaissance Restoration Studios Inc. brought back the vibrant colors of Guston’s 40-foot mural, originally painted for the site in 1940.
HURRICANE SANDY 2012:
CUSTOM MILLED RECREATIONS AND RESTORATION OF 110 YEAR OLD HISTORIC WINDOWS
When Hurricane Sandy, the massive category 3 storm hit New Jersey on October 29, 2012 it caused severe damage to many houses of worship destroying centuries old architecture, windows, and decorative church ornamentation. Renaissance Restoration Studios Inc. 24/7-365 on-site emergency restoration team was prepared servicing our clients. The 115 mph winds, driving rain, and costal flooding caused devastation to many tri-state area churches destroying centuries old ecclesiastical art and architecture. Renaissance Restoration Studios Inc. was called upon to restore many areas of damage but especially to hand mill custom windows in the exact fashion which they were crafted over 110 years ago. We are one of the only ecclesiastical restoration studios capable of reproducing complex custom church windows to exact and original specifications. Discerning clients know that no other church painting and art conservation studio can compare to the unparalleled service and quality craftsmanship of Renaissance Restoration Studios Inc.