(1870 - 1921)
Ben Austrian was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Florida. Ben Austrian is known for trompe l'oeil animal, still life and landscape painting.
Biography Ben Austrian
Ben Austrian left school at the age of fifteen and worked as a salesman
for several years, while teaching himself to be an artist. He helped
promote the business by giving every person that placed an order-no
matter how small- an original painting.
His painting career began by exhibiting
a trompe l'oeil painting called A Day's Hunt that received attention in
Philadelphia. However, Austrian's success came from his paintings of
chickens. In 1902 he went to Paris, where he opened a studio and in
London he was acclaimed "The Landseer of Chickens."
One of his chickens
became the famous trademark for the Bon Ami slogan - "hasn't scratched
His paintings for the advertiseme
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