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Brian Baade
Paintings Conservator
Assistant Professor
University of Delaware
18 E. Main St, 306 Old College
Newark, DE 19716


​Brian Baade worked as a practicing painter and illustrator after graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before devoting his career to painting conservation. He attended the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, graduating in 2006. Brian majored in painting conservation with a focus on the identification and analysis of historic painting materials and techniques. His has worked at the Chateau Parentignat in France, Amsterdam, where he assisted Dr. Leslie Carlyle with the analysis and reconstruction of media used by Van Gogh, and at the Yale University Art Gallery. After graduating Brian accepted a WUDPAC Limited Term Researcher position to teach the materials and techniques of painting and introduction to painting conservation courses to undergraduate and graduate conservation students. Brian has spearheaded three projects funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the University of Delaware to create historically accurate reconstructions of Kress paintings from the distributed Kress collection. He was part of the team which created the first technical study of the paintings and techniques of Henry Ossawa Tanner for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Brian was the author of the chapter on using dry pigments for the Paintings Specialty Group Inpainting catalog. Brian is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware where he teaches courses in the materials and techniques of Western art, inpainting, and technical art history as well as heading numerous technical studies. Brian spends his spare time treating paintings with his conservator wife, Kristin deGhetaldi, as private painting conservators in Pennsylvania.

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  • The Department of Art Conservation
  • 303 Old College
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-3489