Jeffrey Taylor moved to Hungary with the Peace Corps in 1990 after graduating from Oberlin College with a BA in English and political science. Later he received a Rotary Scholarship to attend the Central European University in Budapest, where he earned his MA and PhD in comparative history. Dr. Taylor specializes in the history of the art market and in analyzing the dynamic of art values over time. He holds Hungarian state-recognized appraisers licenses for antique furniture and oriental carpets and is a Certified Appraiser of Impressionist and Modern Art with the Appraisers Association of America. He is also a partner in New York Art Forensics. His history of the Hungarian art market, In Search of the Budapest Secession: The Artist Proletariat and Modernism's Rise on the Hungarian Art Market, 1800-1914, was published by Helena History Press (Central European University Press) in 2014. His second book Visual Arts Management, was published by Routledge in 2017. He was the 2016 Leon Levy Fellow at the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Art Reference Library/Frick Collection.
Rotary Scholar, Certified Appraiser, Leon Levy Fellow at Frick