Help a Veteran Restore an Heirloom

$1,825 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 5 months
After serving in Vietnam, the Army stationed me in Germany where I purchased this oil painting by German Artist, Ludwig Muninger on a weekend trip with my wife at the time. It was my first major purchase after Vietnam due to it's appealing and calming effect I vision in it.

She kept it when we divorced years later and it was accidentally torn some time after.  She still held on to it when I requested it.

When she passed away a few years ago, it went to my oldest daughter who knew how much it meant to me and recently gave it back to me.

I now seek to have it professionally repaired and restored as close as possible to original and once again be displayed and enjoyed in my senior years.

Now retired on a fixed income, the cost of restoration exceeds my budget and I would greatly appreciate any help in having this piece of art restored.

Thank you.
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Posted by Lewis Waters
4 months ago
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Friends, I hate to keep repeating this, but I really need your help in achieving my goal of restoring and repairing this painting.

I have already sent the first half of the cost to the conservator, but remain short of the overall cost.

An update, he did discover that at some point in time, someone tried to glue the tear back together and he must also remove all glue residue on the tear to properly rejoin the canvas and restore it.

As explained in my original appeal, the cost will well exceed my budget as my only income is Social Security and a very small Veterans Disability payment.

I hope to hold a small get together for donors once the painting is finished, so they may see what their donation went for and hopefully, experience the same calm and peace of mind viewing it that I do.

If you appreciate any help that I have given to you or just appreciate seeing a piece of art by a European master properly restored, please consider donating. No amount is too small and you can contribute anonymously if you desire.

And again, to those of you that have already contributed my heartfelt thanks and appreciation.
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Posted by Lewis Waters
4 months ago
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I had originally hoped that the repair and restoration of this painting would be completed by today, Veterans Day, as it once brought me much peace of mind. But the work is still in progress. No rush though as I desire it be done and done right.

My heartfelt thanks to all that have donated to help me fulfill this dream of mine to see this painting restored and displayed again. We are past the halfway mark but are still short of what the estimated cost is going to be.

Please consider helping me achieve my goal, Thank you.
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Posted by Lewis Waters
4 months ago
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Tired of being asked to donate to politicians and political parties?

Why not donate where your contribution will be used for something of worth?

All donations are applied to a professional repair and restoration of this piece of fine art by master painter, Ludwig Munninger.

Art is a terrible thing to waste, please help. Thank you.
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Posted by Lewis Waters
4 months ago
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What a shame it would be to allow the work of such a master painter to go to waste. All donations will be applied to a complete professional restoration of the painting.

My appreciation to all that have contributed so far, we’re halfway there.
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$1,825 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 5 months
Created October 13, 2016
$25
Anonymous
26 days ago
$40
Anonymous
2 months ago(Offline Donation)
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MV
$100
Marla Vankuren
2 months ago
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Thanks Lee for being a true Patriot.

DM
$50
Dave McMullan
3 months ago
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2

This cuts into my Jaxsons budget when I go visit my daughter but hey she can pay for her own. She's a big girl :)

CJ
$50
Candice Jackson
3 months ago
2
2
RS
$300
Rhonda and Charles Simmons
3 months ago
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Lew, you are a true Patriot and Hero to me. I hope to see this beautiful painting of yours when it is restored. If not in person, then in spirit for sure. God bless you and may you have a very Merry Christmas! Rhonda

$25
Anonymous
3 months ago
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RH
$10
Ruth Ann Hughes
4 months ago
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CG
$250
Charles & Kaye Guldin
4 months ago
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In memory of your little sister

JM
$20
Jennifer McDaniel
4 months ago
2
2
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