Part 3: Impressionism with Jean Stern, a 5-Part Online Lecture Series


Presented by Jean Stern, Director Emeritus of The Irvine Museum and specialist in the California Impressionist period. This series is generously sponsored by the Bowers California Arts Council, an affiliate council of the Bowers Museum.

Each lecture consists of approximately 90-100 slides and lasts about 1 hour.

September 10: Introduction to Impressionism (French, international, and American)

September 17: Introduction to California Impressionism

September 24: Historic Artists of Laguna Beach

From the very start, the small coastal town of Laguna Beach has been an artists’ colony.  Blessed with a year-round mild climate, clear and intense sunlight and an abundance of coastal scenery, Laguna Beach was home to a significant number of early California artists.

Mr. Stern will present a brief and concise narrative of this period of American Impressionism and discusses the lives and works of many of the leading painters.  Among the artists who formed the Laguna Beach Art Association were George K. Brandriff (1890-1936), Benjamin C. Brown (1865-1942), Anna Hills (1882-1930), Joseph Kleitsch (1882-1931), Edgar Payne (1883-1947), his wife Elsie Palmer Payne (1884-1971) Hanson D. Puthuff (1875-1972), Granville Redmond (1871-1935), Guy Rose (1867-1926), Donna Schuster (1883-1953) and William Wendt (1865-1946), as well as several others.

October 1: Women Artists of California

October 8: Painting en plein air

Location: ONLINE

Ticketed Event:

Individual lecture: Member $5 | General $10 | Ticketholders will receive a private link to view the online presentation at 12:30 PM on the day of the program. PURCHASE TICKETS 

TICKETS: Online. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Image credit: Marguerite, c. 1909Marguerite, c. 1909Guy Rose (American, 1867-1925)Oil on canvas; 21 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 2 in.F7693Martha C. Stevens Memorial ArtCollection

Event details

September 24, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm