Biography

Stephen Mirich was born in 1954 in San Pedro, California and began competing and exhibiting in art events regularly by the age of fifteen. In college, he briefly studied architecture, then focused on a career in fine art. He studied under the noted artist, Theodore N. Lukits (1897-1992) at the Lukits Academy of Fine Arts, Los Angeles. He also studied privately with Julian Ritter (1909-2000).

Mirich gained national recognition with his marine and historic maritime paintings. In 1995, he started to focus on landscape painting en plein air. Stephen Mirich often sketches and paints from nature combining his enjoyment for the outdoors with his love for art.

Selected Collections

Public Collections: Los Angeles Country Club; San Juan Capistrano Mission; Terranea Resort
Private Collections: Mrs. Joan Irvine Smith; Jean and Laura Stern; Oprah Winfrey

Professional Associations

Signature Artist Member of California Art Club; Founding Member of the Portuguese Bend Artists Colony; Lifetime member and past president of the San Pedro Art Association

Selected Press

Magazines: American Artist Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Peninsula People

Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions: California Art Club’s Mission San Juan Capistrano Plein Air Painting Events and Gold Medal Exhibitions; The California Wetlands, and the Treasures of the Sierra Nevada exhibition, both held at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; Muckenthaler Cultural center in Fullerton, California and at the Springville Museum of Art in Springville, Utah; Coos Bay Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon, the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, the Newport Nautical Museum the San Diego Maritime Museum, and at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon

Press and Publications

American Legacy Fine Arts presents Stephen Mirich in Peninsula Magazine, July 2020 issue.

Stephen Mirich Featured in Peninsula Magazine, July 2020 Issue

Stephen Mirich is a prominent member of the Portuguese Bend Artists CoIony, Whose primary focus has been landscapes and seascapes. He’s also been a South Bay resident his entire life, …

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Stephen Mirich Featured in Plein Air Magazine Fall 2013 Issue

Stephen Mirich Featured in Plein Air Magazine Fall 2013 Issue

  Stephen Mirich Featured in Plein Air Magazine Fall 2013 Issue

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Stephen Mirich Featured in Plein Air Painters Magazine Spring 2011 Issue

Stephen Mirich Featured in Plein Air Painters Magazine Spring 2011 Issue

February 2011: After years of friendship, this group of California painters- who share a passion for recording the beauty of the Palos Verdes Peninsula- decied to come together to help preserve the land that first inspired them.

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Stephen Mirich featured in American Artist magazine January 2010

Stephen Mirich Featured in American Artist Magazine January 2010

January 2010: Fellowship with other artists and strong ties to the land and sea in his area have strengthened the artwork of Southern Californian artist Stephen Eugene Mirich.

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Stephen Mirich in Peninsula People July 2006 Issue
Daniel W. Pinkham Featured in Peninsula People Magazine July 2005 Issue

Stephen Mirich Featured in Peninsula People Magazine July 2005 Issue

Stephen Mirich in Peninsula People Magazine July 2005 Issue

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Stephen Mirich in Palos Verdes Style Magazine Summer 2005 Issue

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