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Peter Trippi

Fine Art Connoisseur
Arts Professional
New York, NY
Peter Trippi is editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur, the bimonthly magazine that serves collectors of historical and contemporary representational painting, sculpture, drawings, and prints. He is also president of Projects in 19th-Century Art, Inc., the firm he established in 2006 to pursue a range of research, writing, and curating opportunities. Trippi holds a MA from New York University in Visual Arts Administration, as well as a MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. As director of New York’s Dahesh Museum of Art (2003-2006), Trippi guided its renovation of the former IBM Gallery and presentation of nine exhibitions of 19th-century European art. Before arriving at the Dahesh, he held positions at the Brooklyn Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, Association of Art Museum Directors (where he wrote a history of that organization from 1916 to 1991), Cooper-Hewitt Museum, National Arts Education Research Center at New York University, and American Arts Alliance in Washington, DC. In 2002, Phaion Press (London) published Trippi’s 250-page monograph J W Waterhouse, which reassesses the Victorian painter and Royal Academician best known for his Lady of Shalott at Tate Britain. In 2002, he co-founded with Petra Chu and Gabriel Weisberg the peer-reviewed e-journal Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (www.19thc-artworldwide.org).