Michael Schwartz • Beverly Hills MODERN LUXURY magazine
Founded by leading art historian, art expert, and veteran galleries Michael Schwartz, Galerie Michael, on Rodeo Drive, is one of the most highly-regarded fine art galleries in the world. It is a global leader as the world-renowned gallery specializing in paintings, drawings and prints from the great European masters of the 17th to 20th centuries. At 40 years, it is one of the oldest establishments on all of Rodeo Drive. It remains one of the top fine art galleries anywhere.
Encompassing more than 12,000 square feet, a massive inventory is in excess of 8,000 works from Rembrandt to the pre-impressionists, 19th century Barbizon School and onto Picasso, Renoir, Dalí, Miró, Matisse, Chagall among others. A stuff of more than 25 art-experts, located on three continents, including gallery director Rob Avellano, serves a worldwide client base, many of whom specifically travel to Beverly Hills for their art needs and education.
Michael and the team present up to six rare exhibitions annually that require acquisition of the world’s finest art, curated, conserved, framed and catalogued. The gallery was founded in 1979 by Schwartz and it 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. When an unparalleled wisdom and understanding of art at the highest level, Schwartz’ exhibitions turn into national and global news.
Building collections one artwork at a time is the gallery slogan. Schwartz creates these collections globally for royalty, celebrities, Hollywood industry executives, music stars, pro athletes and top collectors. As a highly-sought-after global fine art expert, he 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 collectors going onto multi-city cultural tours. His expertise has allowed for the discovery of artistic geniuses that have achieved great recognition during their era, but due to sociological, political or cultural forces, were lost in time. Schwartz uses his access in assembling and using his global 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.
Brimming with European charm and bustling with life, Galerie Michael is perched atop Two, Rodeo, the crown jewel in the bright, glittering heart of Beverly Hills’ world-renowned designer shopping district.
“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 entire United States. For 40 years, we have always been about posterity not prosperity and my goal, my life’s passion, and my every effort has been to into spread the knowledge of art to all. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to share.”