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 Hugo Ballin

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Hugo Ballin

  • Birth 7 Mar 1879 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 27 Nov 1956 Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Mausoleum Wall J, Crypt 1XC (unmarked community crypt)
  • Memorial ID 15774536

Artist, Director, Writer. As a painter his first ceiling mural was in the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison in 1913. In 1917 he received commissions for murals at the Los Angeles Times Building and the City Hall in Burbank, California. These caught the eye of film producer Samuel Goldwyn, who hired him as a movie art director. Ballin went on to write, direct and produce more than 100 silent films, including "Baby Mine" (1917), "Bonds of Love" (1919), "Jane Eyre" (1921), and "The Shining Adventure" (1925). He also wrote several successful novels, among them "The Woman at the Door"(1925) and "Stigma" (1928). Remaining active in art, Ballin designed the commemorative medallion for the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics and painted the murals at the Griffith Park Observatory in 1934. He continued panting until his death and had thousands of murals to his credit. His art is displayed world wide and he is on the register of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 16 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15774536
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hugo Ballin (7 Mar 1879–27 Nov 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15774536, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .