The Estate of Elaine and James D. Wolfensohn

The Estate of Elaine and James D. Wolfensohn

04/05/2024     Jewelry, General, General Paintings, General Furniture & Decorative Arts

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle is honored to auction property from the Estate of Elaine and James D. Wolfensohn in select auctions this season.

A titan of Wall Street, Australian-born James Wolfensohn (1933-2020) is best known for his stewardship of the World Bank. During his tenure as president from 1995-2005, he refocused the institution to its core mission: combating global poverty and empowering developing economies. Wolfensohn's influence extended beyond finance to cultural philanthropy. He spearheaded fundraising for Carnegie Hall and revitalized the Kennedy Center, all while becoming an accomplished cellist, performing on milestone birthdays with such luminaries as Issac Stern. For over forty years, his wife, Elaine Wolfensohn (1937-2020), fervently championed children and education while recognizing the profound impact of the arts on enriching the learning experience.


Upcoming Auctions

Property from the Estate of Elaine and James D. Wolfensohn will be offered in the following auctions.

Jewelry Online: Auction April 12  View Lots
Fine Art Including Sporting Art & Dogs in Art: Auction April 16  View Lots
Fine Jewelry & Luxury Handbags: Auction April 17  View Lots
Important Jewelry: Auction April 18  View Lots
Doyle at Home: Auction April 24  View Lots
Prints & Multiples: Auction April 30
Rare Books, Autographs & Maps: Auction May 1
Impressionist & Modern Art / Post-War & Contemporary Art: Auction May 8
Old Master Paintings & Prints: Auction May 21
English & Continental Furniture / Russian Works of Art: Auction May 22
Fine Art & Photographs: Auction June 12
And other upcoming auctions