127 S Sixteenth Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
215-665-8138

Mark F. Bockrath

Installation Photographs

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Gross McCleaf Art Gallery

RESUME : Mark F. Bockrath


EDUCATION:

1981 M.S. in Art Conservation, H.F. DuPont Winterthur Museum/ University of Delaware Art, Conservation Program, Newark, DE
1978 B.A. with honors in Art History/Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
June to September, 2008Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2008, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
June, 2008Recent Paintings, one-person exhibition, Gross McCleaf Gallery
June to September, 2007Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2007, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
September to October, 2005Speaking for Themselves: The Artists of Southeastern Pennsylvania, invitational group exhibition, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
June, 2002 Recent Landscapes, one-person exhibition, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
June, 1999Recent Landscapes, one-person exhibition, Gross McCleaf Gallery
September, 1997Juried Fellowship Exhibition, Historic Yellow Springs, Chester Springs, PA
April, 1996Recent Pastels and Paintings, one-person exhibition, Gross McCleaf Gallery
September, 1995Distinguished Artists Exhibit, Artists’ House, Philadelphia
July, 1995Other Places, group exhibition at Gross McCleaf Gallery
May, 1994Recent Paintings and Pastels, one-person exhibition, Gross McCleaf Gallery
May, 1994Juried Exhibition, Friends of the Tim Mark Endowment, Penn State Campus, Media, PA
January, 1994Group Landscape Exhibition, Carspecken-Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE
September, 1993Pastel Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA, Honorable Mention Award
April, 1993Yellow Springs Art Show, Historic Yellow Springs, Chester Springs, PA
February, 1993Pennsylvania Landscape Painters, Gross McCleaf Gallery
May to August, 1992Art of the State: Pennsylvania ’92, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
January, 1992Members’ Exhibition, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
April, 1991Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Mainline Center for the Arts, Haverford, PA
April, 1990Art at the Armory, Philadelphia Armory, Philadelphia, PA
March, 1990Art Exhibit, Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, Villanova, PA
Fall, 198769th Delaware Exhibition, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE, Cash prize
September to November, 1983All Ohio Show, Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH

EMPLOYMENT AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
6/05 - present Paintings Conservator, Barbara A. Buckley & Associates, West Chester, PA 4/98 – 6/05 Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur, DE
Paintings Conservator and Adjunct Professor, Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation 9/86 – 4/98 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Chief Conservator 9/82 – 8/86 Intermuseum Laboratory, Oberlin, OH
Paintings Conservator 8/81 – 8/82 Washington Conservation Studio, Kensington, MD
Paintings Conservator 7/78 – 8/81 Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
Conservation Fellow 9/80 – 8/81 Intermuseum Laboratory, Oberlin, OH
Paintings Conservation Intern 1980 Rockwood Museum, Wilmington, DE
Summer work project: examination of paintings collection. 1979 Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT
Summer work project: examination of textiles, paintings and paper collections; storage of textiles collection.  
RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
“Framing Beaux”, essay by Mark F. Bockrath in Cecilia Beaux, American Figure Painter by Sylvia Yount, Kevin Sharp, Mark Bockrath and Nina Auerbach, Marquand Books, 2007.
“Observations on the Painting Techniques of William Ranney”, essay by Mark F. Bockrath in Forging an American Identity: The Art of William Ranney: With a Catalogue of His Works, by Linda Bantel and Peter Hassrick, Cody, WY: Buffalo Bill History Center, 2006.
Tear Repair of Paintings, an AIC “Master Studies” Workshop, Yale University, New Haven, CT Course participant, May 11-13, 2006
“Humidification/Suction Treatments”, participant in panel discussion Structural Treatment Philosophies for the Paintings Specialty Group at the American Institute for Conservation Annual Meeting, June 10, 2002, Miami, Florida.
Course participant, David M. Maxfield Scholarship, The Attingham Summer School, The Attingham Trust for the Study of Country Houses and Collections in Britain, Summer, 2001 “Paintings”, chapter by Mark Bockrath in The Winterthur Guide to Caring for Your Collection, by Gregory J. Landrey, Winterthur Museum, 2000.
“‘Frank Imagination Within a Beautiful Form’: The Painting Methods of Maxfield Parrish,” chapter by Mark Bockrath in Maxfield Parrish 1870-1966, by Sylvia Yount and Mark Bockrath. Harry N. Abrams, 1999.
“Examining Aspects of the Modern in American Painting: Techniques and Treatments,” paper presented at the conference Radical Departures: Aspects of the Modern in American Painting, 1876-1939, New York University, May 8, 1998.
“The Conservation of the Paintings,” appendix in Thomas Eakins Rediscovered: Charles Bregler’s Collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Kathleen A. Foster, author, Yale University Press, 1997.
“Materials and Techniques,” chapter by Mark F. Bockrath and Barbara A. Buckley in the exhibition catalogue I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin, Judith Stein, author, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1993.
“Thomas Eakins, Painter, Sculptor, Photographer: Examination of His Works in the Charles Bregler Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.” Mark F. Bockrath, Virginia N. Naude, Debbie Hess Norris, paper presented to the General Session of the American Institute for Conservation Annual Meeting, June 5, 1991, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Published in the Journal of the AIC, Spring, 1992, Vol. 3, No. 1.
Course Guide, The Suction Table for Textile and Painting Conservation, The Smithsonian Institution, Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Washington, D.C., December 2-6, 1991.
The Cleaning of Paintings: A Refresher Course with Richard C. Wolbers, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. Course participant, August 18-24, 1991.
“The Use of Infrared Reflectography in the Examination of American Paintings,” paper presented at the symposium The Medium of Ideas: Technical Studies in 19th Century American Painting, Smithsonian Institution, June 11, 1990.
“Analysis and Treatment of The Gordon Family, c. 1760, by Henry Benbridge,” paper presented to the Paintings Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation Annual Meeting, June 4, 1988, New Orleans, Louisiana.
“An Investigation of the Materials and Techniques of Sir Joshua Reynolds,” Barbara A. Buckley and Mark F. Bockrath, paper presented to the Paintings Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation Annual Meeting, May 19, 1984, Los Angeles, California, and to the Midwest Regional Conservation Guild, October, 1984, Oberlin, Ohio.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Spring, 2004, January, 2005 Pastel and Portrait Painting classes and April, 2006, 2007, 2008 Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
April, 1998 – June, 2005 Adjunct Associate Professor, Winterthur/University of Delaware Art Conservation Department Summer, 1990 – 1999
Portrait Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts January, 1987 – April, 1999
Lecturer in Materials and Techniques of Painting and Drawing, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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