The James Vigeveno Galleries operated in Los Angeles from 1940 to 1956 and Ojai, a music and art/craft community located just north of Los Angeles, from 1957 to 1975. From 1957 to 1964 there were also periodic exhibitions of works from the Vigeveno Collection at the Bel-Air Hotel. Vigeveno (1895-1977) dealt primarily with French "modern and primitive" works, including artists of the School of Paris. American art, especially artists from California, were also represented. In addition, Chinese ceramics and Dutch and Flemish old master paintings were exhibited. Artists represented included Grandma Moses, Everett Shinn, John O'Shea, Rouault, Picasso, Chagall, Utrillo, William Ritschell, and others.