Get to Know Lynn

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Lynn Kershner

Lynn Kershner is a member of AIC (American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Work) in private practice. After working as an apprentice with her mother, a classically-trained portrait artist, Lynn began her own restoration business twenty years ago. In addition to her talents and expertise as a restorer, Lynn is an artist and sculptor in her own right. Additionally, she was an art educator for many years and was Colorado’s High School Art Teacher of the Year.

During her career Lynn has restored hundreds of paintings. She has restored paintings from the 1600’s up to the present. Her satisfied clients include many private individuals as well as Clemson University and the Cleveland Independent School District. While many of her restorations are paintings that have strong sentimental ties to a client or their families, a significant number of clients are serious collectors of fine or historic art. She has restored paintings, as example, “by my great-grandmother” as well as by many noted artists, including Claude Monet (1840-1926), Gerhard Terburg (1617-1681), Imogene Robinson Morrell (1837-1908), Chester Harding (1792-1866), Jane Stuart (daughter of Gilbert Stuart, 1812-1888), George Frederick Armstrong (1852-1912), Gustave Adolph Hoffmiris, William Unger (1837-1932), Alfred Pollentine (1836-1890).