Dean T Lahikainen

DEAN T. LAHIKAINEN is the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts. With degrees in art history from Syracuse University, he is author of numerous articles and books, including In the American Spirit: Folk Art from the Collections Peabody Essex Museum (1994). He has also organized numerous exhibitions including Coastal Massachusetts (1997) and Luxury and Innovation: Furniture Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour (2003).