(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 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
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