Explore the Era

Delve into the postwar Los Angeles art world in this online archive, which provides additional material related to the exhibitions on view at the Getty Center. Learn about hipsters and happenings, and the venues across the city where all the action took place through images from the archives and first-hand accounts with the artists.

Frank Perls Gallery

Frank Perls opened his gallery at this location on Camden Drive in Beverly Hills in 1950, where he showed the work of modern American and European artists such as Paul Klee, Egon Schiele, Georges Braque, and Pablo Picasso. He also exhibited work by painters from Southern California, such as William Brice and Rico Lebrun. In 1965 he moved his gallery to Wilshire Boulevard and focused largely on exhibitions of Picasso and Matisse.

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