PHILIP KRAN PAVAL (1899-1971) Painter, sculptor. Born in Denmark. As a teenager, Paval was apprenticed to a silversmith and studied art in Denmark. After immigrating to America in 1919, he worked as a merchant seaman in New York. During the 1920s he moved to Los Angeles where he established a silversmith shop. Paval became well known in LA for his silver and gold sculptures as well as portraits in oil of Hollywood celebrities. He exhibited and won many prizes internationally before his death. MEMBER: Painters & Sculptors of LA; California Art Club (past pres); Westwood AA; San Gabriel Art Club. AWARDS: 3rd prize, Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1936; 3rd prize, Hollywood Riviera Gallery, 1936; LA County Fairs, 1934-39; LACMA, 1935-40, 1955; Ebell Club, 1950; California Art Club, 1950. WORKS HELD: LACMA; MM; Wichita AA; Newark Museum; Pasadena Art Inst.; Buckingham Palace, London; Museums in Denmark, Spain, Ecuador, and others. He is listed in HUGHES, Davenports, Askart, Who's & many more. Biography courtesy of Edan Hughes.