Fine Art Lecture with Mr. Jean Stern

Fine Art Lecture with Mr. Jean Stern
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

“Historic Artists of Laguna Beach”
7:00 p.m.
Laguna Art Museum
$20.00 (includes lecture and light refreshments)
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Jean Stern

Mr. Jean Stern, Executive Director of The Irvine Museum and an art historian with over 40 years experience, hosted an hour-long lecture followed by a question and answer session about the historic artists of Laguna Beach. Mr. Stern discussed the first artists to settle in Laguna Beach such as Norman St. Clair (1863-1912), George Gardner Symons (1863-1930), and William Wendt (1865-1946). In addition, he delved into the Laguna Beach Art Association (now the Laguna Art Museum), which was formed in 1918, and the artists who were part of it including Edgar Payne (1883-1947), Franz Bischoff (1864-1929), and Anna Hills (1882-1930), among others. Finally, he showed works by later artists who lived in or visited Laguna Beach into the 1930s.
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A recognized authority on California Impressionism, Mr. Stern has extensive experience in the field as an author, curator, lecturer, and teacher. He has been the Executive Director of The Irvine Museum since its inception in January 1993, and has established a national presence for The Irvine Museum in the field of California Impressionism through a noteworthy international series of books, exhibitions, lectures, articles, and video documentaries.
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Parking for the museum is available at meters on Cliff Drive and North Coast Highway. Street parking is available in the neighborhood east of the museum across North Coast Highway.
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