Our firm recognizes the passion its clients have and the commitment made in acquiring works of art in building a collection. We will assist you by listening to your needs, with the guarantee of providing an appraisal that is accurate, unbiased, and timely. Whether you need a consultation or an appraisal report for insurance, estate, or charitable donations, each client can expect confidentiality, integrity, and trust. Our professional team has a depth of knowledge and experience built upon strong academic and art historical backgrounds.
In the course of Peter Held’s impressive three-decade career as a museum director and contemporary art curator, he has organized more than 200 exhibitions, including seven national traveling shows. Held is the author of numerous articles on contemporary art and craft and is the editor of, and an essayist for, 10 books on the subject.
Acknowledged as a national authority on modern and contemporary studio ceramics, he has received three of the highest accolades possible within the field: the Ceramic Lifetime Achievement Award from the Friends of Contemporary Ceramics (2007); the Smithsonian’s James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Educator Award (2014); and the National Council for Education on the Ceramic Arts Honorary Member Award (2014).
Held received a Bachelor of Science in studio art from SUNY Brockport, a master’s degree in museum studies from Oregon State University, and a certificate in appraisal studies from SUNY Purchase in partnership with the American Society of Appraisers. His extensive network of art colleagues worldwide provides for invaluable resources to guide client needs.