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Lecture on household paints

From: Chantal-Helen Thuer <c_thur<-at->
Date: Friday, March 30, 2012
The ICON Paintings Group Invite you to a talk given by

"Household paints 1900-1960: history, properties and use by artists"

Harriet Standeven
Freelance paintings conservator
Thursday, 7 June 2012

Doors open at 6pm talk begins at 6.30pm prompt

In the Grand Robing Room at Freemason's Hall, 60 Great Queen Street,
London WC2B 5AZ. Close to both Covent Garden and Holborn Tube

Tickets: ICON
members:  UKP10, non- members: UKP15

Please register by sending your name and stating if you are an ICON

Your name must be on the security list no later than Monday, 4 June

Free wine and cheese inc. in price of ticket


    Clare Finn
    +44 20 7937 1895

The use of household paints by 20th century artists is well known.
This presentation will offer an overview of the various types of
natural and synthetic resins used for the manufacture of household
paints in the first half of the 20th century, all of which have been
used by artists. The types of paints discussed will include natural
oleoresinous, nitrocellulose, phenolformaldehyde, oil-modified
alkyd, as well as emulsion paints based on vinyl and acrylic resins.
The history and properties of each will be discussed, along with
examples of their use by artists

Harriet Standeven is a freelance conservator specialising the care
of modern and contemporary art. She completed her MA in the
Conservation of Easel Paintings in 2000 (Northumbria University) and
her PhD in 2004 (Royal College of Art); the subject of her Doctoral
research was the technical history and use of gloss house paints by
twentieth century artists. Harriet has continued to research
artists' use of commercial paints, and in 2011 published a book
"House Paints 1900-1960: History and Use" (Getty Conservation

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