Established in 1987 in a space on historic La Cienega Boulevard, Manny Silverman Gallery was the only gallery in Los Angeles exclusively dedicated to exhibiting artists of the New York School. From its inception, the gallery championed American abstract art of the Post-War period of all mediums; paintings, works on paper and sculpture.

Linda Hooper joined the gallery as Director in 1991, curating hundreds of exhibitions and spearheaded the gallery’s publications and website for over 25 years. Jamie Adams joined the gallery in 2000 as Registrar and Installer.

In 1993, the gallery moved to 619 North Almont Drive in the tony Design District of West Hollywood. The gallery’s 3,500 square feet of exhibition space facilitated more ambitious exhibitions of larger scale and scope. Consequently, the gallery earned a reputation for museum-quality exhibitions, often show-casing artists rarely seen on the West Coast. In 1994, Manny Silverman Gallery became a member of the prestigious Art Dealers Association of America and was a regular exhibitor at the ADAA’s The Art Show in New York.

In 2015, Manny Silverman closed his public space. He continued to work privately with artists and collectors both in Los Angeles and around the country. He passed away unexpectedly on August 17th, 2023.