Peter Stevens has been the Executive Director of The Estate of David Smith since 1979. In that capacity, he works closely with the artist’s two daughters, bringing Smith’s work to the public in a variety of contexts. He has been involved in organizing and assisting others in the planning and mounting of numerous exhibitions, both solo and group. He has worked, nationally and internationally, with museums to structure extended loans of Smith’s work that complement the collections and exhibition programs of those institutions. Stevens assists curators, art historians and critics with scholarly research and publications, as well as acting as the acknowledged expert regarding the authentication of Smith’s work. He has also been involved in a wide range of scholarly issues including conservation and dating of Smith’s works. In 1998, Stevens was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Republic of France. Stevens has given numerous lectures and participated on panels on the work of David Smith.