Richard A. Moormann
Art Restorer - Appraiser
Master Picture Framer
1960 - 1963 -- Attended and graduated Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, while concurrently enrolled in Arts Student League, Coopers Union, Riley School of Gray.
Upon graduating continued schooling at Boston Museum School.
1963 -- Opened first Frame Store & Art Gallery
1966 -- At Baltimore University, wrote thesis on Jackson Pollack while still operating Frame Center in Lake Hiawatha NJ.
1967 -- Expanded Lake Hiawatha store, establishing art auction house & gallery.
1968 -- Handled largest collection of Currier & Ives artwork to be sold in US. 1,856 single pieces, small folio, 1,637 duplicates. Customers list included Vincent Price, J.P. Morgan, Bank of England, Malcolm Forbes, Jacqueline Kennedy, Mrs. Engelhardt and John deNeufville family.
* Restored photos for George H.W. Bush damaged in storm in Maine with special process invented by Richard A. Moormann.
* American Adviser for the commitee to restore the Sistine Chapel.
*Appraisals done for IRS for and against every major insurance company.