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Kempton in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ben Austrian

(1870-1921)

 
 
Ben Austrian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
1. Ben Austrian Marker
Inscription. Born in Reading, this self-taught artist won international recognition for his paintings of barnyard and woodland creatures, still lifes, and landscapes. He was the creator of the famed Bon Ami chick. Ben Austrian had studios in Paris and Florida and at Mount Penn, but the place he loved most was "Clovelly-at-the-Pinnacle" nearby, where he died at the age of fifty-one. The artist is buried here.
 
Erected 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 37.969′ N, 75° 53.53′ W. Marker is in Kempton, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on New Bethel Church Road. Click for map. The marker is located at New Bethel Union Church Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Kempton PA 19529, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Everett (approx. 5.7 miles away); Fort Franklin (approx. 6.2 miles away); Fort Lebanon (approx. 9.7 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Lebanon (approx. 10.5 miles away); The Jno. F. McGinty Brewery (approx. 12 miles away); Little Schuylkill Railroad
Ben Austrian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
2. Ben Austrian Marker
(approx. 12.1 miles away); Anthracite Bank of Tamaqua (approx. 12.1 miles away); The Murder of Benjamin Yost (approx. 12.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Ben Austrian - Explore Pennsylvania. (Submitted on July 20, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
New Bethel Union Church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
3. New Bethel Union Church
Big birds on the Bethel Union Church bell tower image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
4. Big birds on the Bethel Union Church bell tower
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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