Title: Paintings Conservator, Art Historian
Company: Jan Cavanaugh Paintings Conservation Services
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Jan C. Cavanaugh, an Art Historian with a painting background and the owner of Jan Cavanaugh Paintings Conservation Services has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art history.
Dr. Cavanaugh became involved in her profession since she received a Fulbright grant to study arts in Poland as a part of an exchange program with the University of Warsaw. With more than three decades of experience to her credit, she has led a successful career in art history education. At the start of her profession, she contributed as a curator of art for the Reed College Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery from 1989 to 1991. Soon thereafter, she accepted an assistant professor position with the University of Hawaii, Manoa, as well as at the University of Missouri, Columbia until 1996. Furthermore, she was an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon, Eugene from 2002 to 2007.
Today, Dr. Cavanaugh is proud to have established her own private practice, the Jan Cavanaugh Paintings Conservation Services in Portland. As a respected voice in the art history field, she authored, “Selections from the Reed College Art Collection,” and “Out Looking In: Early Modern Polish Art, 1890-1918.” She also served as an editor for “The Modernist Aesthetic in Polish Art,” which was published in 1987. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Cavanaugh received a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and a Master of Arts in art in 1967 and 1972, respectively. After receiving a Doctor of Philosophy in art history from the University of Texas, Austin in 1989, she concluded her academic efforts with a Master’s degree in art conservation from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada in 2000.
Composition No. 2, oil on canvas, 1972, modified 2016
Dona, lithograph, oil paint, 1975
Procession in Kalwaria, graphite drawing, 1982
Study of a Monk (from Masaccio’s Brancacci Chapel), buon fresco, 2000
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