Ben Abril

1923-1995, Los Angeles, CA

"Old Mission Church"

Oil on canvas
Signed lower left: Ben Abril; titled and inscribed on the stretcher: Los Angeles, California
24" H x 48" W

  • Notes: Los Angeles native, Ben Abril, built his legacy painting California landmarks, old scenes of Los Angeles, and the California countryside. He studied art at a young age, and made a definitive shift to become a practiced artist after serving in the US Air Force in Southern England. During Abril's two year stint abroad in the Air Force in World War II, he developed a greater appreciation for landscapes and broader street scenes.

    Abril studied at the Glendale School of Allied Arts after returning from the Air Force, where he initially concentrated on watercolor, before moving to oil paints as his primary medium. His reputation grew after he was represented by Cowie Galleries in 1962. His paintings are included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History and the U.S Navy Collection.
  • Condition: Visual: Generally good condition.

    Blacklight: No evidence of restoration.


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