GALERIE MICHAEL – LEGACY OF A LIFETIME

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>>

BEST OF

Galerie Michael is pleased to present a carefully curated selection of our most exclusive, museum quality works. As the year comes to a close, our team has chosen this select number of masterpieces—arranged by respective artists—to showcase the gallery’s “best ofs.” Galerie Michael is committed to providing our clients with fine art of the highest quality, and we invite you to admire this group of our most extraordinary compositions.

  • Narcisse Virgile DIAZ DE LA PEÑA (1807-1876) Tendre Adolescence et papillons, Oil on canvas for sale. Imbued with rich, ornate tones, the large-scale ”Tendre Adolescence et papillons” (Young Adolescents and Butterflies) work can be directly correlated to Impressionism, which followed in the coming years. In impeccable condition, it is a true representation of Diaz's mastery of the medium, while also capturing a tender and innocent moment of youth.
  • 19Century Artists: Jules Breton, Jeune Femme Nourrissant ses Volailles, 1860, oil on canvas, Framed

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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  • Gallery owner, Michael Schwartz's picture

Farewell to our Founder and Friend

October 2nd, 2020|

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

August 28th, 2020|

As we move together in re-opening the world’s economy, we seek common ground–things that we can readily agree on. Things that we can share with each other. Things that draw us–and then bind us–together. Galerie Michael, like every other organization in the world...

Marc Chagall, La Femme du Peintre, 1971

August 28th, 2020|

La Femme du Peintre, or "The Artist's Wife," by Marc Chagall is an expression of the master artist's dedication to family. The piece, created in 1971, depicts Chagall and his second wife, Valentina "Vava" Brodsky. As with his first wife and muse, Bella Rosenfeld who died of a virus during World War II...

Marc Chagall, Le Christ au village, 1966

August 28th, 2020|

Pablo Picasso once commented, “. . . now that Matisse is dead, Chagall is the true colorist—the only artist who really understands what color is. There has never been anybody since Renoir who has the feeling for color and light that Chagall has.”

Marc Chagall, L’Envolée magique, 1980

August 27th, 2020|

L’Envolée magique, 1980 or "The Magic Flight," belongs to an incredible series of large-scale lithographs by master artist Marc Chagall entitled Fourteen Large Lithographs of 1980. In 1980, publisher Aimé Might commissioned Chagall to make these lithographs, upon coming across some especially large lithostones.

Our Network

Galerie Michael has built and established long term relationships with the families of numerous artists throughout the world – Impressionist masters such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne and Camille Pissarro, along with members of the Picasso family and their representatives, such as the Mourlot family and Picasso expert and scholar Brigitte Baer. the gallery has also established strong relationships with the printers of Modern Masters, including Picasso, Chagall and Miró.

Among our many featured experts and scholars are the following:
GARY SCHWARTZ
Rembrandt art historian and author
GABRIEL WEISBERG
American art historian and author
DR. PETRA CHU
19th century paintings expert and author
DR. STEVEN ADAMS
19th century paintings expert
ALEXANDRA MURPHY
19th century paintings expert and author
FRANK HUNTER
Salvador Dalí Archives, Ltd.
BRIGITTE BAER
Picasso expert and author
ERIC MOURLOT
Picasso expert

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GALERIE MICHAEL – LEGACY OF A LIFETIME

  • Narcisse Virgile DIAZ DE LA PEÑA (1807-1876) Tendre Adolescence et papillons, Oil on canvas for sale. Imbued with rich, ornate tones, the large-scale ”Tendre Adolescence et papillons” (Young Adolescents and Butterflies) work can be directly correlated to Impressionism, which followed in the coming years. In impeccable condition, it is a true representation of Diaz's mastery of the medium, while also capturing a tender and innocent moment of youth.
  • 19Century Artists: Jules Breton, Jeune Femme Nourrissant ses Volailles, 1860, oil on canvas, Framed

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