Yost Conservation LLC specializes in the conservation of fine oil paintings, focusing on easel works from the 18th through the mid 20th Century. Tom Yost opened Yost Painting Restoration Incorporated in Manhattan’s Upper East Side in 1989 and consolidated his operation to Yost Conservation, LLC in Oxford, Connecticut in 1999, where he maintains a complete conservation facility staffed with expert conservators. Yost Conservation is well known and their work highly respected nationwide by those in the fine art trade, as well as by museums and institutions with antique oil paintings collections.
Tom Yost is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University in 1979. Mr. Yost began his private practice after apprenticing in painting conservation at YSR Studios in New York City.
Over the years the Yost Studios have had the opportunity to conserve more than 20,000 paintings, including those by many of the important artists representing all of the major American Schools of art. The focus of the work performed at the studios is upon those pieces, dating from the Colonial and Early Republican periods through those of American Modernism.
It is Yost’s goal to restore paintings to their original state as the artist had intended. This work is accomplished by Tom along side his team of highly skilled conservation experts. The studio utilizes the most up to date techniques, materials, and equipment to protect the integrity of each painting, to restore the damages sustained in the past, and to bring back to life the beauty of each work of art.