Mr. Bill Adair, founder of Gold Leaf Studios, is one of America's most talented gilders and framers, working with the White House, the Smithsonian, the Department of State's Diplomatic Reception Rooms and other prestigious institutions. His hand-crafted gilded frames are, in themselves, exquisite pieces of art, adding a level of beauty above and beyond the painting paired with them. Mr. Adair's efforts to ensure that the gilding arts, which date back to antiquity, are not lost prompted him to create the Watkins Gilding Program and prize, encouraging the exchange between French and American gilders. The French-American Cultural Foundation is proud to be a sponsor of this important program.
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