International Director, Asian Art, Japan
New York, Rockefeller Center
Katsura Yamaguchi’s career at Christie’s began in 1992 in London followed by several years as a Japanese Art Specialist in Christie’s Tokyo office. In 2000, he joined the New York team as a Senior Specialist in the Japanese and Korean Works of Art Department and was appointed Department Head in April 2004. His numerous responsibilities include new business development, appraisals, research and cataloguing, while overseeing the daily operations of the department.
Mr. Yamaguchi holds a B.A. from Rikkyo (St. Paul’s) University in Tokyo in Japonisme, the study of the influence of Japanese Ukiyo-e prints on Impressionist, Art Nouveau, and early 20th Century art. He is also a member of the American Ukiyo-e Society and has served as the Director of the International Ukiyo-e Society for two years.