In this illustrated lecture, Mr. Stern will discuss the Life and Art of Anna Hills (1882-1930), one of California’s most important artists. Born in Ohio, Hills studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago and studied in Paris, London and Holland before returning to the United States. She came to Laguna Beach in 1913 and lived there for the rest of her life. She was a founding member of the Laguna Beach Art Association in 1918 and served as president twice, from 1922 to 1925 and again from 1927 to 1930. Under her leadership, the Association raised the funds to purchase the land and construct the building that housed the Laguna Beach Art Association and is now the Laguna Art Museum.
The lecture consists of about 100 slides and lasts approximately 45 minutes with time for questions and answers afterwards.
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Anna Hills, After the Storm, Hemet, California, 1922, Gift of the estate of Anna A. Hills, Laguna Art Museum
Advance tickets recommended.
Museum members: $7
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