he Laguna Art Museum is a museum located in Laguna Beach, California, on Pacific Coast Highway.
An exhibition titled WoW: Emergent Media Phenomenon was displayed at the museum from June 14 to October 4, 2009. The museum recently presented a major retrospective on the artist Roger Edward Kuntz.
The museum is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museums program.
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A group of small marine paintings by Frank Cuprien are on display on the mezzanine. .
An artist truly enchanted by the sea, Frank Cuprien built a home and studio in Laguna Beach in 1914. Named The Viking Studio, it was near Bluebird Canyon on a bluff overlooking the ocean. The artist called it his “Citadel of Inspiration” and could often be seen outdoors at his easel painting ocean views like those displayed. He would commonly use such works as the basis for larger compositions painted in the studio. Cuprien earned a national reputation for his paintings of the iridescent effects of sunlight and moonlight on calm seas. He was a founding member of the Laguna Beach Art Association, serving as president from 1921 to 1922. He bequeathed his entire estate to the LBAA, and the works of art, including these examples, are now part of the museum’s permanent collection. .
M.F.A. Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
M.A. Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles.
Advanced to Doctoral Candidacy: Dissertation, The Concept of Beauty in Art Theory B.A. Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles Graduated cum laude
2011 Truth and Self Deception, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena
2010 ArtZone, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA
The Judith Hoffberg Memorial Mail Art Exhibition, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
2003 An Exhibition of Anti- Theory Paintings , Transport Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Open Haus, Haus Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Electric, Transport Gallery, Los...
References: The Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, N.Y.
1992 15 th Anniversery Benefit, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, N.Y
1991 Paintings, Kathryn Sermas Gallery, New York, N.Y.
1990 Ninth Annual Metro Show, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, N.J
Eighth Annual Metro Show, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, N.J.
1988 Contemporary American Graphics and Works on Paper, Gallery X, Rockford, IL
Summer Exhibition, Lasser Gallery, New York, N.Y.
1982 Behavioral Patterns of Los Angeles Art Dealers, American Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
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