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Hugo Ballin's Los Angeles

Caroline Luce, Author

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Hugo Ballin's Los Angeles: Home

Hugo Ballin was a painter, set designer, filmmaker, and muralist, who worked and lived in Los Angeles from 1920 through his death in 1956, where he painted dozens of murals in both public and private spaces. “Hugo Ballin’s Los Angeles” highlights some of the artist’s most vivid murals to draw connections, both visually and spatially, between the current landscape of Los Angeles, the city's rich artistic and architectural history, and Ballin's vision of art as a site of beauty and a means of cultural improvement. Follow the links above to paths exploring the four major phases of Ballin’s career as a muralist or chose a specific mural commission path from the menu on the side.

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