Founder of Michael Altman Fine Art & Advisory Services, Michael N. Altman is an accomplished dealer and advisor in paintings, drawings, and sculptures of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With experience in all aspects of acquisition and sale on the secondary art market, Michael possesses a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of historical and current market trajectories and a connoisseurial eye for works of value that best suit each client's vision and fulfill their collecting goals.
Michael established his first gallery on the Upper East Side in 1984, developing through his experience an extensive, international network of collectors and specialists. He has been instrumental in facilitating the placement of significant works of art on behalf of renowned private collectors and distinguished institutional collections, garnering through his close work with clients over the long-term a reputation for diligence, transparency, and integrity.
Michael and his wife Alexandria support campaigns and programs in medicine, education, and the arts, and advocate on behalf of social and environmental causes. Together, they support Partners in Health and have established the E. Alexandria and Michael N. Altman Family Chair in Immunology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Michael and Alexandria are proud to support each of their children's schools—Rippowam Cisqua, Greenwich Academy, Brunswick School, and Boston College. Michael also sits on the boards of OCEARCH and the John Jay Homestead, and serves as the chair of Wild Immersion. Previously, he served on the board of the Jewish Foundation of Christian Rescuers and was the co-founder of the Men's Campaign at Women for Women International, successfully raising over $10 million to support women's causes.