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Jean Stern

Jean Stern, museum director. Member of American Association Museum, California Art Club (Man of the Year 1998).


  • Stern, Jean was born on March 28, 1946 in Casablanca, Morocco. Arrived in the United States, 1955, naturalized, 1962. Son of Frederic and Sultana Stern.

  • Education

    • Bachelor History, California State, Northridge, California, 1968. Master of Arts Art History, California State, San Diego, California, 1972. Post graduate, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles.


    • Instructor San Diego State University, San Diego, 1974—1976. Instructor art history Mesa College, 1976. Director Petersen Galleries, Beverly Hills, 1978—1991.

      Executive director The Irvine Museum, Irvine, since 1992. Guest curator San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, 1976.


    • The Enchanted Isle
    • Paula enjoys her nursing job in Madeira, but she is more and more attracted to Ricki Oliveira, the consultant whom she holds responsible for her fiance's death.
    • Co-author: Enchanted Isle, 2003, California, This Golden Land, 2001. Contributor essays, articles public numerous to professional journal.


    Member of American Association Museum, California Art Club (Man of the Year 1998).



    Coin collecting/numismatics.


    • Married Linda Susan Stern, January 18, 2004. Married Carol Elizabeth Adams (divorced). Children: Carrie Dona, Hannah Marie.
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    Born March 28, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1968
      California State
    • 1972
      California State
    • 1974 - 1976
      Instructor, San Diego State University
      San Diego, California, United States
    • 1976
      instructor, art history Mesa College
    • 1978 - 1991
      director, Petersen Galleries
      Beverly Hills, California, United States
    • 1992
      executive, director The Irvine Museum
      Irvine, California, United States