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Paul Babcock

 (1905 - 1976)
Paul G. Babcock was active/lived in California, Oklahoma.  Paul Babcock is known for still life and desert scene painting, sculpture, mosaic murals.

Biography  
Paul Babcock


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Paul G. Babcock, painter, sculptor, muralist, mosaic artist was born in Oklahoma City, OK on July 15, 1905. He was best known for mosaic murals, portraits, still-life and desert scenes. 

When he was a youngster the family moved to Fort Worth TX, which later gave him the chance to attend the highly regarded Texas Christian University. 

By 1930 he had settled in Los Angeles where he married the mural painter Alberta von Ottenfeld.  He continued his art training at the Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles eventually taking his place on the Board of Governors for this Institute.

Because of his skills in mosaic and fresco painting, during the Depression he was employed on the Federal Art Project. 

He worked with his wife on many mural projects and - in his later years - painted portraits of Hollywood celebrities and public figures and kept teaching painting and sculpture. 

Paul Babcock died in Glendora, CA in February 2, 1976.


Sources:
Personal archives from the artist’s estate

Written and submitted by Lui Antal Deák, Antal Fine Art



Biography from the Archives of askART
Paul G. Babcock was born in Oklahoma on July 15, 1905. Babcock was in Oklahoma City in 1910 and Fort Worth, Texas in 1920.  By 1930 he had settled in Los Angeles.  During the Depression he was employed on the Federal Art Project.  He died in Glendora, CA in February 2, 1976.

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About  Paul Babcock

Born:  1905 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Died:   1976 - Glendora, California
Known for:  still life and desert scene painting, sculpture, mosaic murals