Anselmo Ballester (1897-1974)
Born in Italy, Anselmo followed his father’s footsteps as a painter. He attended Rome’s Academy of Fine Arts. While employed by one of the top silent film studios, he became a highly sought-after artist. The current work translates as, “Crime of the Century,” or “Walk East on Beacon” for the U.S. market, and exemplifies Ballester’s innate aptitude for capturing the height of drama.