Jacqueline Dennis

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  • Joined Sotheby's in 2010
  • Earned a Master of Arts degree in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies from Naropa University
  • Serves as business developer and cataloguer in New York and London

Jacqueline Dennis joined Sotheby's in 2010 as a specialist in classical Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art and Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art. Trained in Tibetan and Sanskrit translation, Ms Dennis specializes in the art of the Himalayan world and Tibetan contemporary art. She is responsible for provenance research, writing and cataloguing of departmental sales in New York and London; and also assists with business development and client outreach worldwide.

Since joining Sotheby’s, Ms Dennis has overseen a number of important collections, including the Harry and Yvonne Lenart Collection, 2011; the Jan and Abe Weisblat Collection, 2012; the Dr Leo Figiel Collection of Indian folk bronzes, 2013; the Tamashige Tibet Collection, 2014; the Sherman Lee Collection, 2015; and the Dr John H. Mann Collection, 2016.

Previously Ms Dennis served as an associate at Aicon Gallery New York, focusing on South Asian Modern art; as well as a docent at the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art. Prior to this, she spent five years based in Asia teaching university courses in Asian Art History and Religious Studies throughout India, Nepal, Tibet and China as a director of international education programming. Ms Dennis was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies and Himalayan Languages from Naropa University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies and Comparative Religion from the University of Vermont.