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A group of small marine paintings by Frank Cuprien are on display on the mezzanine.
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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 outdo ors at his easel painting ocean views like those displayed. He would common ly use such works as the basis for larger compositions painted in the studi o. Cuprien earned a national reputation for his paintings of the iridescent effects of sunlight and moonlight on calm seas. He was a founding member o f 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\, incl uding these examples\, are now part of the museum’s permanent collection.

DTEND:20130929 DTSTAMP:20140823T162303 DTSTART:20130602 GEO:33.5433709;-117.7881789 LOCATION:Laguna Art Museum\,307 Cliff Drive \nLaguna Beach\, CA 92651 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Pacific Views\, 1914–1938\, Frank Cuprien UID:284972 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR