The Balboa Art Conservation Center finished an extensive conservation treatment of Belle Baranceanu's "Mission Hills," a 1930s landscape/cityscape of San Diego by beloved San Diego artist Belle Baranceanu.
In the before picture, you can see major paint loss and lifting and loose paint caused by acute water exposure on the right side of the painting.
After attending art school in Minneapolis and later living in Chicago, Belle moved to San Diego in 1933, where she remained for the rest of her life. She is perhaps best known for her PWAP and WPA mural works, but she also created many incredible easel paintings (like this one) and prints. To learn more about Baranceanu visit San Diego History Center or their online journal.
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