Archival Arts now offers restoration services! David Kidd has joined our team to perform restoration on damaged paintings, photos, documents, and gilded frames. If you are interested in David’s services, please give us a call at 410-247-7771 to make an appointment for a free consultation at our office.

Mr. Kidd studied canvas and fresco conservation at Martelli Gelleria in Florence, Italy; faux finishes and trompe l’oeil at Pierre Finkelstein Institute of Decorative Painting in New York; decorative painting at Interior Custom Design in Philadelphia, and gilding restoration at White Horse Studio in Maryland. He also studied drawing, painting, sculpture, and traditional restoration techniques at the Schuler School of Fine Art.

He is a member of the Baltimore Architects Foundation and Baltimore Heritage Foundation and a Fellow at the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America in New York City. He has also served extensively on the Board of the Alumni Association for St. John’s College.

Water damage restoration on paper

Torn canvas restoration with cleaning

Canvas cleaning and repair

Paper repair and restore

Canvas restoration