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 a broader understanding of these materials and ensure their preservation. Connors is responsible for and credited with bringing Colonial West Indian furniture forward as an independent collecting field. He remains humble and generous about the discovery, sharing his Caribbean research and sources with other scholars, collectors, and antique dealers.
Connors sold his New York City gallery after over twenty years of exclusive “to the trade” brick-and-mortar operations to transition his online business activity. 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 architecture and decorative arts of the Caribbean, Dr. Connors’ most recent book, CUBA: 101 Beautiful and Nostalgic Places to Visit, was released by Rizzoli International Publications in 2017. Rizzoli also published Havana Modern: 20th Century Architecture and Interiors, The Splendor of Cuba: 450 Years of Architecture and Interiors, British West Indies Style: Antigua, Jamaica, Barbados and Beyond, and Caribbean Houses: History, Style, and Architecture. Harry N. Abrams published Caribbean Elegance, Cuban Elegance, 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.