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Eric Gordon, [PA]

The Walters Art Museum
Head of Painting Conservation
Baltimore, MD
Eric Gordon has been a painting conservator at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore since 1985 and Head of Painting Conservation since 1996. He graduated from the New York University conservation program and interned at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Intermuseum Conservation Laboratory in Oberlin, Ohio and at ICCROM/Rome. He worked at the Intermuseum Conservation Laboratory, The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and the Williamstown Regional Art Conservation Laboratory at the Clark Art Museum in Massachusetts before coming to Baltimore. Eric has authored many articles, made videos and given numerous presentations on subjects ranging from Sienese Renaissance painting techniques to early Chinese wall paintings to the treatment of the Walters largest painting by Giambattista Tiepolo to Courbet’s painting techniques to the rediscovery of a lost George Inness masterpiece. He collaborates with curators at the Walters and art historians from other institutions on many projects. In 1997 he won the Rome Prize and studied Italian retouching methods in Italy. Most recently he was awarded a fellowship at Harvard’s I Tatti in Florence, Italy to bring together his research on the Walters Art Museum’s View of an Ideal City panel.