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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.

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Artist Bulletins for Ben Austrian


14 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

battle of the chicks
Danaka (02/19/2010)
Does anyone know where I can find more information about the battle of the chicks? Background/ why different sizes/





[[]battle of the chicks} by Ben Austrian
jeff (01/16/2008)
i have a picture of battle of the chicks in full frame appx 37x11 i do not know if its the origanl frame my picture cosists of 25 chicks one with amoth in its mouth the picture is a little stained around the frames edges signature and title visable





Puppy and Chicks painting
Tom M (01/09/2008)
I just found a painting of a brown and white puppy looking at two new born chicks, written to the side is "who are you?" This painting is on hand stretched canvas and is at least 50 years old, may well be 100 years old. The painting is not signed, it is about 13 X 18 inches. The subject is clearly in line with Ben Austrian's work, and this has been done by a good artist, though the brush work appears to be less precise and refined than the pictures of Austrians works I have seen. I'm wondering if this might be an early work of his, and if anyone has a suggestions as to how I might find out if not his, who the artist might be.





Ben Austrian
virginia anglin (09/14/2007)
I HAVE AN ORGINAL OF BEN AUSTRIAN'S PRINTS OF TWENTY-THREE CHICKS AND ONE IS HOLDING A MOTH IN HIS MOUTH, UNUSUAL SIZE APPROXIMATE SIZE IS ELEVEN BY THIRTY-SIX. DOES ANYBODY ELSE HAVE THE SAME PRINT? MY MATTING AROUND THE PRINT IS SO BRITTLE I HAVE ONLY UNCOVERED THE NAME, ALSO THE GLASS HAS INPERFECTIONS AS OLD GLASS DOES.





cats
fred mcfarland (01/08/2007)
i have his work copyright 1912 called "On misfiet bent" would like 2 know more about it.





Hull0 ! Who are you
Gary (11/19/2006)
My family have a signed & dated (1903) Ben Austrian original black & white picture titled "Hullo! Who are you" of a Black Puppy looking at chick ,very similar to "The Intruder" can anyone explaine why it appears Ben Austrian only did a few "Non colour" pictures.





Battle of the Chicks Lithograph
Joyce (10/23/2005)
I'm trying to find some information about a Lithograph by Ben Austrian titled, "Battle of the Chicks." The scene is of several chicks behind two center chicks who are dueling over a yellow moth. The expressions on all the chick's faces give the print a lot of personality! It is approximately 34 inches long, and 8 inches high. I believe it is at least one of the early editions of the print. Unfortunately, my grandmother used it as a backing to mount family photographs in the early 1900's, and the photographs could not be removed without further damaging the deteriorated condition of the print paper. There are several holes in the print, but there are three good sized areas toward the ends that could be separated and framed. Can anyone tell me what the approximate value would be if it is kept together, and the entire print be displayed in this poor condition? If in good condition, what would have been it's value? My family did not have a lot of money, so they used whatever was available to mount their photographs. They lived in a small rural town in Kentucky. My dad was born in 1911, and the pictures in the frame were of my grandparents before he was born, and of him taken when he was a baby. Thanks!





"Protection"
Carol Shannon (05/18/2005)
I inherited a Ben Austrian painting of 2 chicks, one yellow and one grey/black huddled in a coconut shell. The painting is an oil done on a wood panel signed Ben Austrian & dated 1916. Years ago I found a reproduction tin for Bon Ami cleanser with the painting on the lid. Does anyone know anything about this painting or its value? I appreciate any help!





The Intruder
Susan Nichols (02/26/2005)
I have a black and white pastel in original oak frame dated 1907 and signed by Ben Austrian of a puppy gazing at a chick with straw ground and old wooden door in background in excellent condition.Given to my parents as a wedding present in 1934. Loooking for approx. value. Many thanks.





Hen on basket with chicks
Charles Stromberg (10/23/2001)
I have a picture of a hen on a basket with several little chicks, signed by Ben Austrian and dated 1900. It appears to be a pastel on paper in original oak frame. Fram originally had 5 applied plaster chicks. I would appreciate any information including value. Please e-mail at clstromberg@navix.net Thank you.





Chicks chasing butterfly
Harry Heuer (08/14/2001)
I have an early print of Ben Austrian's "Chicks chasing butterfly" that is roughly 40 inches x 10 inches. Can anyone guide me relative to the value of this picture? Hheuer@kodak.com





Ben Austrian
Jerald Truesdell (07/10/2001)
Does anyone know about Ben Austrian's early work. When did he start painting, and how much do his early paintings sell for?





Puppy gazing at chick
AnneS (06/02/2001)
Last summer I Purchased at a estate sale, an old tattered picture of a dark brown puppy gazing curiuosly at a baby chick; both are surrounded by straw. The work is in excellent condition, and is signed, "Curiosity" and signed Ben Austrian. The medium appears to be pastel on paper.





Ben Austrian
Greshville Antiques (11/19/2000)
A correction to the listed biography: Ben austrian developed the chick logo for Bon ami Cleanser. Also he was 51 when he died. More detailed information can be found in Artists of Berks County: An Overview 1850-1920, published by Greshville Antiques.





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