Michael Connors has more than thirty years of experience in writing, consultation, appraisals and teaching in fine and decorative arts fields. One of the world’s leading scholars in the study and documentation of Colonial-era architecture and furnishings of the Caribbean, he has worked tirelessly throughout his distinguished career to promote wider understanding of these materials and ensure their preservation. Connors has essentially been responsible and is credited for having brought Colonial West Indian furniture forward as an independent collecting field.
Connors sold his New York City gallery after more than twenty years of exclusive “to the trade” brick-and-mortar operations in order to transition his business activity online. Believing in the increasingly globalized world of technology that allows instant communication Connors continues to be a key resource to private collectors, designers, dealers and museums looking for absolute integrity in European, American and Colonial West Indian fine and decorative arts. He is a consultant for an international list of architects and interior designers and is a frequent lecturer at museums, educational and retail institutions.
The author of numerous books about the historic houses and decorative arts of the Caribbean, Dr. Connors’ most recent book, Havana Modern: 20th Century Architecture and Interiors, was released by Rizzoli International Publications in 2014. Rizzoli also published, Caribbean Houses: History, Style, and Architecture; British West Indies Style: Antigua, Jamaica, Barbados and Beyond; and The Splendor of Cuba: 450 Years of Architecture and Interiors. Harry N. Abrams published Caribbean Elegance, Cuban Elegance, and French Island Elegance, and Flammarion in France published Maisons des Antilles. Eagull Publishing in Paris published Ode to St. Croix: An Illustrated Poem by the Reverend Henry J. Morton. Dr. Connors is also a frequent contributor to prominent trade journals, including The Magazine Antiques, Art & Antiques, Antiques & Fine Art Magazine and Opus Habana.
Connors resides in the Caribbean and is completing his first novel.