JAIC 1994, Volume 33, Number 3, Article 5 (pp. 301 to 306)
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JAIC 1994, Volume 33, Number 3, Article 5 (pp. 301 to 306)

SHORT COMMUNICATION EARLY WOOD-FIBER PANELS: MASONITE, HARDBOARD, AND LOWER-DENSITY BOARDS

ALEXANDER W. KATLAN




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SOURCES OF MATERIALS

Clayboard

Ampersand Art Supply, 8920 Business Park Dr. Suite 120, Austin, Tex. 78759


AUTHOR INFORMATION

ALEXANDER W. KATLAN has been a private painting conservator in New York City since 1980. He holds a B.A. and teaching certificate from Lake Forest College. He received his M.F.A. in painting conservation from Villa Schifanoia, Florence, Italy, and an M.A. in art history from Queens College, City University of New York. His research in the last 10 years has emphasized 19th-century American art materials. Address: Alexander W. Katlan, 56–38 Main St., Flushing, N.Y. 11355.


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