The Job: Peggy Van Witt

The Van Witt Fine Art Conservation studio is a high-ceilinged, light-filled, airy space in downtown Overland Park. Salon-sized canvases hang high on the walls, with smaller paintings displayed below both on the walls and on easels. There are large counters for examining or conserving works of art on each side of the main room. One might easily overlook the child’s blue apron hanging in the back corner of the studio.

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Arts News – Art of War: Gifts of Peace

The story almost sounds like a tale from the “Antiques Roadshow”: a large closet full of art objects stored in a disorganized fashion. Mysterious works acquired over many decades from all around the world, of different ages, media and stylistic approaches. Many lack documentation; most need further research. But the biggest surprise here is that the location of this treasure trove was the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Leavenworth, Kansas.

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