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Peter Held, ASA



Contact Information:
966 N Bradley Dr
Chandler, AZ 85226
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1 (480) 242-5302

Appraiser Profile:

Peter Held’s impressive three-decade career as a museum director and contemporary art curator includes the organizing of over 200 exhibitions, including seven national travelling shows. He is the author of numerous articles on contemporary art and craft and is the editor and essayist of 10 books.  Acknowledged as a national authority of modern and contemporary studio ceramics, he was awarded 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 B.S. in Studio Art from SUNY Brockport, a Masters 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 provide for invaluable resources to guide client needs.