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Biography provided courtesy of “California Watercolors 1850-1970” By Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last.
Ben Abril (1923-1995)...Born: Los Angeles, CA
Studied: School of Allied Arts (Glendale), Art Center School (Los Angeles)
Member: American Watercolor Society, California Water Color Society.
Ben Abril grew up in California, produced art for the United States Navy during World War 11, then studied art in Los Angeles after the war. Throughout his career as an artist, he worked with watercolors and exhibited them nationally. Ben Abril is known for his paintings that depict historical California landmarks. Abril also taught painting and illustrated a number of books.
Interview with Ben Abril, 1994.