President & Chief Auctioneer
Michael began his career in the art auction business in 1978 at Sotheby’s New York. During the course of his ten years at Sotheby’s, Michael was Head of the Oriental Carpets Department, Director of Sotheby’s Arcade Auctions, and President of Sotheby’s Appraisal Company, and, most importantly, met his wife, Nancy. He left Sotheby’s as a Vice President of the firm in June of 1987 to establish Grogan & Company as Boston’s own auction house. Michael is a graduate of Boston College, where he majored in Art History. Michael can often be seen on the hit PBS television series Antiques Roadshow as a silver, Oriental carpets, and paintings expert. Michael is a member of the WGBH Corporate Executive Council, sits on the Board of Directors of Beacon Hill Village, and is a founding member of the Patron Committee of Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art.