In this lecture, art historian and LAM Curatorial Fellow Jean Stern will discuss the life and art of American impressionist Frank Cuprien. The lecture will last about 45 minutes and show approximately 100 slides representing the life and work of the artist. Afterwards, Mr. Stern will take questions from the audience.
Frank W. Cuprien (1871-1948) was born in Brooklyn, New York where he studied both art and music. After returning from eleven years of study in Europe, Cuprien devoted his career to painting the ocean in all its moods and colors. Sometime about 1912, he moved to California, living first in Santa Monica and then, for a while in Avalon, before settling in Laguna Beach. He became one of the leading artists of the community and helped found the Laguna Beach Art Association in 1918. He served as president of the group from 1921 to 1922. A master of seascapes, Cuprien was often voted the “People’s Choice” prize in numerous Laguna Beach Art Association exhibitions. He was celebrated for his seascapes with superb visual effects, often showing the coastal light on the ocean in glorious opalescent effects.
John Moran Auctioneers & Appraisers are the exclusive auctioneer / appraiser business for the 2024 Jean Stern Presents lectures.
Advance tickets recommended.
Museum members: $12
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