Founded in 1979, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts has presented major exhibitions of important modern and contemporary European, American, and Latin American artists. Since its inaugural exhibition featuring the works of Arshile Gorky and Hans Burkhardt, the gallery has continued to present museum-quality exhibitions placing contemporary paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture in historical context.
Established at its current La Brea Avenue location in 1981, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts has featured exhibitions by gallery-represented artists Jordi Alcaraz, Hans Burkhardt, Patrick Graham, Bruce Richards, Reuben Nakian, Ruth Weisberg, Joel-Peter Witkin, Jerome Witkin, and Francisco Zúñiga. In addition, the gallery has presented a wide range of solo exhibitions of major international artists including Georges Rouault, Käthe Kollwitz, Max Weber, Arshile Gorky, Antoni Tàpies, Alexander Calder, Oskar Fischinger, Hundertwasser, Hannelore Baron, George Herms, Pierre Alechinsky, Sam Francis, George Condo, Edward Ruscha and other significant artists.
Noteworthy thematic exhibitions presented by the gallery have included major surveys of German Expressionism, Latin American Masters, the CoBrA movement, California Modern Art, Los Angeles Contemporary Art, as well as a survey of Assemblage/Collage, and numerous group exhibitions.
The gallery is a frequent lender to museum exhibitions and is particularly noteworthy for its emphasis on education through its numerous lectures and panel discussions. Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is an important resource for established and beginning collectors, art historians, curators and museums internationally.