TEL: 215.431.8743

Gerry in the studio
Gerry in the studio


[Customer Testimonials]

"Gerry Hoepfner has been an indispensable member of McClees Galleries for the past ten years. He is fountain of knowledge in all aspects of painting restoration and conservation. He stays up to date on the latest materials and techniques used in his craft, and he goes out of his way to make sure we are always pleased."

- Peter Rudolph, owner, McClees Galleries, Haverford

“Gerald Hoepfner is a skilled painting conservator with exhaustive knowledge and experience working with a wide range of art materials. My wife, the artist Martha Madigan, and I have been delighted with the excellent work that Gerry has performed on a myriad of works that we have entrusted to him.  We highly recommend Gerry to all of our friends and colleagues.”

- Jeffrey P. Fuller, President of Jeffrey Fuller Fine Art, Ltd.; Director of Fuller’s Fine Art Auctions; Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers, Personal Property/Fine Arts



To have your work restored...

  1. Call with questions or to schedule an appointment: 215.431.8743

  2. Bring the work to the studio for evaluation

  3. Receive a final price up-front

  4. Gerry will call you when your work is ready for pick-up

  5. Pay with check or cash (no credit cards)
 [Experience, Education + Training]

Gerald Hoepfner has provided private art restoration services in the Philadelphia area since 1989. Hoepfner received his BFA with distinction from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA, and furthered his education and training at the Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique (Brussels, Belgium), where he received a Fulbright Fellowship in Conservation. Additionally, he served as intern followed by Assistant Conservator for the Intermuseum Laboratory, Oberlin, Ohio.

Prior to settling in Philadelphia, Hoepfner’s extensive experience included:

  • Chief Conservator and Lecturer in Art, Art Conservation Laboratory, University of California, Davis

  • Founding Director/Chief Conservator/Lecturer, Williamstown Art Conservation Laboratory at the Clark Art Institute

  • Art Conservation Consultant, Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Lugano, Switzerland.

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