FROM THE GROUND UP: THE GROUND IN 19TH-CENTURY AMERICAN PICTURES
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JOYCE ZUCKER earned her B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany with high honors. She attended the Cooperstown Graduate Program in the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and received a Certificate of Advanced Study and an M.A. in 1973 from the State University College at Oneonta. She served as an intern with Perry Huston at the Kimbell Art Museum and continued her work there as an assistant painting conservator. She is currently painting conservator at the Peebles Island Resource Center, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. During her 24 years with the state, she has concentrated her efforts on the study and treatment of 19th-century American paintings. She has lectured on the materials and techniques of Frederic Church and has benefited from the accessibility of the Frederic Church archive at Olana State Historic Site. She is currently surveying the collection of oil on paper sketches at Olana in preparation for a symposium on oil sketches.