Philip Hafferty is Junior Specialist for Japanese Art at Bonhams in New York. His areas of interest include early modern Japanese painting and arts related to the Japanese tea ceremony.
Before joining Bonhams in 2021, Philip worked for Koichi Yanagi Oriental Fine Arts in New York, specializing in both Japanese antiques and contemporary ceramics, textiles and glass artworks. He holds a Master's degree in Art History from the University of Washington and a Bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University. He also completed a year-long study of the Japanese language at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and received a fellowship to study for a year in the non-Japanese students' division of Urasenke Gakuen Professional College of Chado (tea ceremony) in Kyoto, Japan. He is a licensed instructor in the Urasenke Chado Tradition of tea ceremony.
Philip speaks Japanese and English.