deborah zafman, ph.d., aaa, earned her doctorate in the History of Art from UC Berkeley. She has published reviews for Art Press in France and essays in numerous exhibition catalogs and currently writes for Christie's. A recipient of numerous fellowships including a Fulbright and the Alexander von Humboldt Chancellor's Award, Deborah studied art history abroad in Florence, Berlin and Paris and is fluent in six languages. She worked as a curatorial assistant at the Museo d’Art Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato, Italy and the Berkeley Art Museum in California. She ran a thriving contemporary art gallery in Paris before returning to the U.S. and becoming an art appraiser and advisor. She is a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America.