Katherine Martin

Ms. Martin has been the Managing Director of Scholten Japanese Art in New York since 1999. Prior to consulting privately, Ms. Martin was a specialist in the Japanese Department at Sotheby's New York (1993-1999). While at Sotheby's, Ms. Martin was the primary contact for the sale of the Donna and the Late Arthur Levis Collection of Yoshitoshi Woodblock Prints (Sept. 1997, Mar. 1998), and the New York representative for the London auction of Highly Important Japanese Prints from the Henri Vever Collection in October 1997. Ms. Martin was also the specialist in charge during the series of auctions of inro, netsuke, and works of art from the Collection of the Late Charles A. Greenfield (Sept. 1997, March 1998, Sept. 1998).

Ms. Martin has lectured for the School of African and Oceanic Studies (Oct. 1997); the Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables (Feb. 1998); the Morikami Museum in Del Ray (Feb. 1998); the International Netsuke Society Convention in Chicago (July 1999); the Ukiyo-e Society of America (September 1999); The New York Graphic Arts Society (Dec. 2000); Lafayette College in Easton Pennsylvania (April 2001); for New York University’s Certificate in Arts Administration, Certificate in Appraisal Studies, and their Institute for Fine Arts programs (multiple occasions starting in 2002); The University of Michigan Museum of Art (March 2006), the Netsuke Symposium in London (Nov. 2010), the Print Club of New York (Oct. 2011), the Appraisers Association of America (Oct. 2012), the Indianapolis Museum of Art Japanese Print Collection Group (Feb. 2011, July 2013, June 2016), the Japan Society Gallery (April 2017), and Fordham University (April 2017). Ms. Martin has contributed to the Netsuke Society Journal, and served on the Board of the Ukiyo-e Society of America (now known as the Japanese Art Society of America) from 1997-2003 and as Secretary from 1997-2001, the Asian Art Vetting Committee at the Winter Antiques Show in New York (2016-2018), and from 2012 has served on the Planning Committee of the Asia Week New York Association, Inc. (AWNY), on its Board as Treasurer (2012-2017, and 2019-present), and as Chairperson of AWNY as of March 2019.

Ms. Martin has written several catalogues published by Scholten Japanese Art, including the ongoing series focused on woodblock prints, Highlights of Japanese Printmaking, for which the most recent volume, Part Five- YOSHITOSHI, was released in March 2017.


Scholten Japanese Art is open Monday - Friday, and some Saturdays by appointment only

Contact Katherine Martin at
(212) 585-0474 or email
to schedule a visit between 11am and 4pm for no more than two individuals at a time.
In order to adhere to New York State guidelines visitors are asked to wear face masks and practice social distancing.

site last updated
August 10, 2020

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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