One of the most significant periods in Art History was the 19th century.  The dramatic shift from academic art to the Impressionist movement was profound and it was that shift that gave rise to modern art.  Picasso, Dalí, Miró, Matisse and Chagall could not have achieved their supremacy had the artists of the mid-19th century not taken their bold steps.  The bridge to modernity was built in the small French village, Barbizon, but the road atop that bridge went to the entire world.
Each year, Galerie Michael has been proud to showcase the art that led to Impressionism, and this year, despite being 2020, is no different!  We have assembled a truly amazing collection from which our clients can choose.  Please take a few moments to surround yourself with the great art of a momentous age as we continue on our journey for the ages.
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  • This languorous scene is far from peasant reality and one wonders how Knight chose his characters. Are they true peasants? The size of the peasant girl on the left plays a major role in “Picking Flowers.” Our gaze is immediately drawn to her, who converses with the other peasant girl on the right. This inevitably brings to mind the characters of Lebasque, but even more, to those of Pissarro. Daniel Ridgway Knight, Picking Flowers. framed painting
  • Giovanni Battista Torriglia, The Spinner, Framed painting. Woman spinning wool
  • Paul Chaigneau, Le troupeau. beautiful sun set on the horizon. The shepherd and his flock returning home
  • Two Women chatting on a Terrace surrounded with flowers. Henry John Yeend-King, Two Women on a Terrace

We can’t wait to share our discoveries immediately–even before our world-class staff has completed its conservation and framing work!

Usually, our process is deliberative–we find, then acquire, an amazing work of art and, if needed, conserve it back to its original glory.  Then, if the frame is not of the highest caliber, we design and build a new one.  This process might take several weeks, or even a few months, to complete… Learn more>>

Galerie Michael is a world-renowned art gallery located on the famed Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California that specializes in paintings, drawings and prints from the great European Masters of the 17th to 20th centuries. Encompassing more than 12,000 square feet and with an inventory in excess of 8,000 works from Rembrandt to the 20 century Modern Masters, the collection includes Picasso, Renoir, Dalí, Miró, Matisse, Chagall and luminaries from the pre-Impressionist, 19th century Barbizon School. A staff of more than 25 unparalleled experts, located on three continents, serve a worldwide client base, many of whom specifically travel to Beverly Hills for their art needs and education.

Galerie Michael presents up to six extraordinary and highly-publicized exhibitions annually that require acquisition of the world’s finest art, curation, conservation, framing and cataloging. These exhibitions are nationally and internationally sought-after cultural events with lectures by leading global fine art historians and scholars which include docent tours and educational one-on-one sessions.  As a result, they have become some of the largest museum-grade fine art exhibitions in the United States.

Galerie Michael was founded in 1979 by Michael Schwartz and has remained the only fine art gallery on Rodeo Drive four decades later. His rare global pedigree is recognized for identifying great works of art and rediscovering historically important artists of previous centuries. As a highly-sought-after fine art expert, Schwartz is retained to assist and guide prominent collectors in numerous countries who wish to acquire world-class art and create museum-quality collections, with many of these collections going onto multi-city cultural tours.

His expertise has allowed for the discovery of artistic geniuses who had achieved great recognition during their era, but due to sociological, political or cultural forces were lost in time. Schwartz assembles and uses his worldwide contacts to obtain the finest art available with his closest ties being the descendants, collaborators and colleagues of the world’s greatest Impressionists and Modern Masters.

Galerie Michael is located at 224 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California, USA.  It is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am through 6:00 pm (Pacific Time) and Sunday from 11:00 am through 5:00 pm. Complimentary two-hour valet parking is located beneath the Galerie at Two Rodeo, which can be accessed from Dayton Way, via the first driveway on the right, east of Rodeo Drive.

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Farewell to our Founder and Friend

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In memory of the loss of our Founder and Friend, Michael Schwartz (January 28, 1939 to October 1, 2020), Galerie Michael will be closed Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. We will reopen Monday, October 5 at 10:00am.

Chagall Exhibition

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