Noah Kupferman received a B.A. from Oberlin College, an M.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, an advanced certification in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. As a former banker, Kupferman also holds the Certified Financial Planner designation. With a unique set of skills and experience, Mr. Kupferman has spent considerable amount of time working both as a fine art specialist and financier.
Kupferman’s previous roles at Christie’s include Co-Head of the Chinese Works of Art Department in New York as well as Head of Christie’s Secured Art Finance. Prior to joining the faculty at Christie’s Education, Kupferman was the Managing Director at Shapiro Auctions – a boutique fine and decorative art auction house in New York City. Beginning his career at Sotheby's as a Classical Chinese Paintings Specialist, Noah moved to the world of finance and banking where he spent 12 years as a corporate and private banker before re-joining the ranks of the art world. Over the years, he has had a particular interest in the relationship between fine art and finance. Mr. Kupferman has been on faculty at New York University as well as The Sotheby's Institute and has lectured at Brandeis University, Columbia University as well as Christie's Education on the intersection between finance and fine art. He has commented on the art market for The New York Times, The Far Eastern Economic Review, Grant's Interest Rate Observer, Art Info, Bloomberg and Art Market Monitor among others.