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Jeff Olson

Jeffrey Olson has been the Director of the Japanese Department at Bonhams of New York since 2009, and brings more than 11 years of auction experience to the role.

Starting out in the Japanese Department at an international auction house in New York, Olson handled a wide variety of Japanese works of art including lacquer, ivory, netsuke and sagemono, Buddhist art, enamels, swords and armor.

He was instrumental in bringing several important collections of Japanese art to auction, including the Collection of Governor and Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller, Important Swords from the Collection of the Museum of Japanese Sword Fittings and the Highly Important Seated Figure of Dainichi Nyorai by Unkei.

Olson holds a degree in Japanese Art History from Columbia University.