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Ben Austrian

 (1870 - 1921)
Ben Austrian was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Florida.  Ben Austrian is known for trompe l'oeil animal, still life and landscape painting.

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 yet."

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About  Ben Austrian

Born:  1870 - Kempton, Pennsylvania
Died:   1921 - Palm Beach, Florida
Known for:  trompe l'oeil animal, still life and landscape painting