1871 - 1948
Frank Cuprien's renditions of the Southern California Coast has brought him fame and praise. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and was a student at the Art Student's League, following with studies at the Cooper Institute and with work in Philadelphia. For a time, he had a parallel career in music, spending time in both Munich and Paris. At the turn of the century as he was near the age of thirty, he was in Texas teaching at Baylor University but his goal was moving westward. He was drawn by the natural beauty of California's coast. After a brief stay on Catalina Island, he settled in Laguna for the rest of his life. He felt at home in this artist colony. His Laguna Beach home became a place where California painters and musicians felt at ease. There he hosted piano recitals and painting exhibitions. He was a member of the California Art Club and President of the Laguna Beach Art Association. His work is exhibited at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.