Gary F.
Metzner

Sr. VP Head of Office, Sotheby’s Chicago

Gary Metzner, Senior Vice President, Head Office, Sotheby's
Gary Metzner, Senior Vice President, Head Office, Sotheby's

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Gary Metzner is a Senior Vice President of Sotheby’s and their Head of Office for the Midwest. He joined Sotheby’s in 1997 after working as the Director of Fine Art for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers since 1993. Previously, he was Director of Hokin Kaufman Gallery in Chicago. He is a generalist in paintings, prints and sculptures from Old Masters to Contemporary painting. Mr. Metzner can be seen on Chubb’s Antique Roadshow on PBS and appeared weekly on the Home and Garden Television programs “At the Auction” and “The Appraisal Fair” and participates in Heirloom Discovery Days across the country. Gary was involved in the record $21.1 Million dollar sale of Kerry James Marshall’s Past Times for The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority in Chicago As an auctioneer he has also conducted hundreds of charity auctions throughout the Midwest including “Cows on Parade” and the Banner auctions for the City of Chicago. A graduate of Indiana University with graduate studies in Art History at the University of Chicago, Mr. Metzner is a recipient of the Plummer Scholarship in Fine Art and is the former president of Threewalls Arts Organization. He sits on the boards of the Richard H. Driehaus Museum; the DePaul University Art Museum; Chi Arts: The Chicago High School for the Arts; and the Old Master Society of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a member of the Arts Club of Chicago and sat on the advisory panel for the Legacy of Absence Gallery at the new Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. He currently sits on the advisory board for ART on THE ART in Chicago.