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Ben Abril - the Minnewaska Hotel ,Bunker Hills, La -Oil Painting

Ben Abril - the Minnewaska Hotel ,Bunker Hills, La -Oil Painting


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Ben Abril - The Minnewaska Hotel ,Bunker Hills, LA -Oil painting oil painting on canvas -Signed - Depicting the legendary Minnewaska Hotel in the early 1960s in Bunker Hill ,Los Angeles this was destroyed by the a fire in 1964 frame size 34 x 25" canvas size 20x30" Artist Biography Born in Los Angeles, California, Ben Abril is known for his paintings, primarily in watercolor, of California landmarks. He became an active painter who taught oil painting and belonged to art clubs in Laguna, Beverly Hills, San Gabriel, and Brea. His paintings are at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, and the U.S. Navy collection, and the King of Spain has one of the San Luis Rey Mission near Oceanside. When he visited Los Angeles, Pope John received a painting of Abril's.Abril studied at the School of Allied Arts, Glendale College, and the Los Angeles Art Center. From 1966 to 1977, he was Architectural Coordinator for Los Angeles County. While working for the County of Los Angeles at the Hall of Administration, Ben made time after work to render Bunker Hill scenes including Angels Flight, located two blocks away. He has also taught art at several community colleges. His residence has been in La Canada.
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