Over the past 30 years our company has developed a superior reputation for skillful and sensible service among galleries, dealers, institutions, and private collectors in the United States and abroad.
Since Antonio Alvarez and Scott Krawitz established Alvarez Conservation Services in 1984, Alvarez has striven to develop and refine a state of the art studio and team of specialists dedicated exclusively to handling paper conservation projects. Although Alvarez has remained a small, personal and service-oriented company, it has built a prodigious reputation as the paper conservation studio for complicated paper conservation projects.
Antonio Alvarez, CO-FoundeR AND OWNER
Following years of hands-on study in oil painting and paper conservation with respected conservator Joe Battaglia, Antonio established Alvarez Conservation Services with Scott Krawitz to serve the specialized needs of art on paper. Antonio has been a practicing conservator since 1967.
Scott Krawitz, Co-Founder and OWNER
Combining a passion for art and client service, Scott brings over 30 years of business acumen to Alvarez. Scott and Antonio formed Alvarez together in 1984 after meeting and working closely at Lowy Frame and Restoration Co. Scott holds a degree in Art History from Muhlenberg College.
CASEY NEWBEGIN, STUDIO MANAGER
Casey joined Alvarez in 2017 to help perfect project documentation and client services. Her background as a collection manager, curator, archivist and loan coordinator make her ideally suited to document and oversee workflow of paper conservation projects. Casey holds a Master of Science in Museum Studies from University of Texas at Austin.
Michael Reck, Chief Conservator
Since joining Alvarez in 2002 as a studio assistant, Michael has risen to Senior Conservator and is the protege to Antonio. He brings 8 years of previous vintage poster, print and modern art conservation experience to the team. Michael is a practicing artist and holds a degree in Studio Art from Cooper Union School of Art.
Christopher Skura, Senior Conservator
Christopher joined Alvarez in 2007 following a 20 year career as a museum professional and then as a studio assistant to master paintings conservator, Dr. Charles Von Nostitz in New York City. From 1997 - 2010 he owned and operated a gilded surface and period frame restoration studio. Christopher has also been a studio assistant to many artists, including John Chamberlain and Hunt Slonem, and has completed James Bernstein's Mastering Inpainting Workshop at the Ringling Museum of Art. Christopher is a practicing artist and holds degrees in studio art from The Ringling College of Art and Design and liberal arts from New York University.