In this illustrated lecture, Mr. Stern will discuss the Life and Art of Franz A. Bischoff (1864-1929), one of the most important California artists. Born in Bohemia, Bischoff was trained as a china-painter before coming to the United States at the age of eighteen in 1882 and settling in Michigan. Establishing himself as America’s premier porcelain painter, he eventually settled in Pasadena and turned to landscape painting. Through the 1920s, he painted the coastal areas of Monterey and Laguna Beach, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the desert near Palm Springs.
The lecture consists of about 100 slides and lasts approximately 45 minutes with time for questions and answers afterwards.
Franz A. Bischoff, Three Women at Seashore c. 1920, Gift of the Carl S. Dentzel Estate, Laguna Art Museum
Advance tickets recommended.
Museum members: $7
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