An Artist and A Conservator

The June 28, 2012 issue of The Wall Street Journal featured a conversation/interview with Mark Leonard (“Conservator Restored” by Daniel Grant) who has accomplished the very difficult feat of achieving renown in two fields– painting and conservation. Leonard, who begins his new position as Chief Conservator at the Dallas Museum of Art next week can also look forward to the December 2012 opening of an exhibit of his paintings at the Yale Center for British Art.
Due to the responsibilities of his new job, Leonard says that he will “have to be a Saturday and Sunday painter”. It would be interesting to hear how other artist-conservators balance their duel careers.