Jeffrey Olson has been Director of the Japanese Department at Bonhams New York since 2009, and holds more than 20 years of auction experience. He is one of Bonhams auctioneers and regularly handles the Japanese sales in New York.
Starting out in the Japanese Department at Christie's New York, Jeffrey was responsible for the sale of a wide variety of Japanese works of art, including prints and paintings, lacquer, netsuke and sagemono, Buddhist art, enamels, and swords and armor.
At Bonhams, he has brought many important collections to auction, including the Netsuke Collection of the late James Rose, Japanese Prints from the Collection of Jeffrey M. Kaplan, and most recently, Japanese Prints from the Collection of the Late Bertram and Ruth Malenka. Jeffrey was also instrumental in bringing to auction the highly important seated figure of Dainichi Nyorai by Unkei.
Jeffrey holds a degree in Japanese Art History from Columbia University.