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Ben Austrian

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Ben Austrian (1870 - 1921) 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 yet."

His paintings for the advertisements were full-color oils. Unfortunately at the height of his success he died of a stroke in 1921.

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Pennsylvania Heritage, 1987   ...  [Displaying 901 of 4801 characters.]  Artist bio

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Facts about Ben Austrian

   Ben Austrian  Born:  1870 - Kempton, Pennsylvania
Died:   1921 - Palm Beach, Florida
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 yet."

His paintings for the advertiseme  ...  Displaying 750 of 4801 characters.

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