Michael Silverman World Arts Gallery
From birth I have lived in homes full of ethnic arts. I grew up in Los Angeles where my parents, Iris & Melvin Silverman were avid collectors of African Art and actively involved with the Ethnic Arts Society. Some of my earliest childhood memories
are running off to the Tropicana Motel on Santa Monica Blvd. to see the runners in town with their rooms full of beads, statues, and masks. Later, my mother established the Baum Silverman Gallery with her best friend Jan Baum that offerred a unique combination of contemporary and tribal arts.
I guess the first thing I collected were baseball cards but as I grew older and began to travel, the bug hit me as well. I am a confessed textile junkie and connected to Himalayan Arts, in particular the expressions of the Nepalese shaman. I am a man of spirit more than faith, and the arts I have collected are now part of me. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife Haleema and the joy of our lives, Tyler. I am also the creator of What The Traveller Saw, an electic Bay Area retail store that sold mostly modern ethnic and tribal gifts.
I welcome your inquiries and comments. Namaste!