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Peter Sixbey

Peter Sixbey was born in Sikeston, MO (1957) and began his long career in the arts when he was accepted as a painting major at the Kansas City Art Institute (1983). Prior to that, Sixbey earned a BA in Sociology from Southern Arkansas University (1979). He held Conservation Apprenticeships from 1983-1987 and was promoted to Objects Conservator by Robert F. McGriffin, AIC Fellow and author of the acclaimed book, “Furniture Care and Conversation.” Sixbey held conservation positions for the following museums and organizations: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO; Western Paintings Conservation, Denver, CO; Kansas Museum of History, Topeka, KS; Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, WY; Historic Resources and Museum Services, Little Rock, AR; State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, IA; and the Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, AR. In 2018, Sixbey also started his own private conservation business.

“After a long career in museum art conservation and preservation, I am now able to devote my time to painting, letting nature and life experiences be my guide.” – Peter Sixbey