Owner of MiddletonTidwell Art Restoration
After studio courses in painting at the Academy of Art in San Francisco between 1970-1973 John Middleton-Tidwell studied art history, criticism and conservation at the University of California, Santa Cruz (1973-1975) with studio courses in art conservation with Constantin Cherkas in Santa Monica, California. He is currently the owner of Middleton-Tidwell Art Restoration in Monterey, California. Moreover, in 1999 Middleton-Tidwell received an Honoris Causa degree in Naval History studies from the Naval Engineering Institute in St.Petersburg. From 1990-1997 he served as president, then board director of the Fort Ross Interpretive Association of Fort Ross State Historic Park in California, and during his tenure was elected to the Centre for Russian American Research of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, and worked as a consultant with the Central Naval Museum of St.Petersburg, and was a Research fellow and consultant with the Russian Museum of Ethnography, St.Petersburg. In 1999 Middleton-Tidwell was awarded the title of «Honoured Lieutenant» of the Russian Navy, in 2000 became a Cavalier of the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation and in 2017 a Companion of The Naval Order of the United States.