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April 15, 1992 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the last six months, real-estate heiress Joan Irvine Smith has become the biggest buyer of Southern California impressionist paintings in the nation, acquiring hundreds of artworks that depict the Southland's scenic past. Smith, granddaughter of the man who established the Irvine Co., Orange County's largest private landowner and one of its biggest real-estate developers, received a quarter billion dollars from the sale last year of stock in the Irvine Co.
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April 15, 1992 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the last six months, Joan Irvine Smith has been scouring art dealerships, auctions and the storehouses of private collectors in search of the Southland's scenic past. Smith, who rapidly has become the biggest buyer of Southern California impressionist paintings in the nation, is the granddaughter of the man who established the Irvine Co., Orange County's largest private landowner and one of its biggest real-estate developers.
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April 15, 1992 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the last six months, Joan Irvine Smith has been scouring art dealerships, auctions and the storehouses of private collectors in search of the Southland's scenic past. Smith, who rapidly has become the biggest buyer of Southern California impressionist paintings in the nation, is the granddaughter of the man who established the Irvine Co., Orange County's largest private landowner and one of its biggest real-estate developers.
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April 15, 1992 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the last six months, real-estate heiress Joan Irvine Smith has become the biggest buyer of Southern California impressionist paintings in the nation, acquiring hundreds of artworks that depict the Southland's scenic past. Smith, granddaughter of the man who established the Irvine Co., Orange County's largest private landowner and one of its biggest real-estate developers, received a quarter billion dollars from the sale last year of stock in the Irvine Co.
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July 25, 2000 | Jennifer Kho, (949) 248-2152
Mission San Juan Capistrano will welcome nearly 100 professional artists from the California Art Club the week of Aug. 14 to 20 for the Outdoor Professional Painting Competition. The artists will paint pictures of the mission, competing for $10,000 in cash prizes. The event is co-sponsored by the club and Joan Irvine Smith Fine Arts Inc. The paintings will go on sale at the end of the week.
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August 17, 1996 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
When the second annual Outdoor Professional Painting Competition kicks off next week, Impressionist painters from across the state will vie for $10,000 in prize money. Sponsored by Joan Irvine Smith Fine Arts Inc. and the California Art Club, the festival carries on California's tradition of plein-air artists. With the 220-year-old mission as its focus, last year's competition drew 83 artists who painted more than 400 works on site. Prizes will be awarded at 2:30 p.m. Aug.
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August 20, 1995
A panel of judges selected winning paintings of Mission San Juan Capistrano Saturday and doled out $10,000 in prize money in a first-of-its-kind contest that drew more than 80 artists from the region. The selection ceremony marked the end of an outdoor painting festival that called attention to the magical qualities of the mission's ever-changing light. All last week, artists sat nestled in the 219-year-old mission's quadrangle, depicting the historic landmark on canvas.
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August 19, 1999
Mission San Juan Capistrano has been big on the arts lately. Its popular summer music series has been bringing visitors in, and this week's painting contest did the same. The fifth annual California Art Club Outdoor Painting Festival has featured several area artists who worked on canvas on the mission grounds while visitors watched. The competition began Monday and will end Sunday, when many of the paintings will be for sale. The winners will be announced in a public ceremony at 2:30 p.m.
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August 18, 1995 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Had Father Junipero Serra happened upon Mission San Juan Capistrano any morning this week, he might have been astounded to see the latest group attracted to the now world-famous edifice he built 219 years ago. * Nestled in the quadrangle, amid sweeping bougainvillea, palm trees and cobblestone pathways dotted by petunias, were scores of painters. Painters, in fact, were everywhere. They came as early as 7 a.m., every day this week, seeking the sweetest mixture of light and shadow.
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