“In an era when primitive and abstract art was becoming fashionable and traditional representational art was held in low esteem by many art critics, Ballin remained committed to the more difficult, classical style. His work was characterized by brilliant colors, careful draftsmanship and elegant compositional balance. His murals were often heroic in scope.” – John Mosley, “The Hugo Ballin Murals at the Griffith Observatory”
Follow this path to explore Hugo Ballin's murals at the Griffith Observatory and how the collapse of the American economy and the emerging trend towards modernism among artist and muralists in Los Angeles influenced his mural painting style in the 1930s.
Begin this path: Griffith Observatory