Philip Kran Paval (1899 – 1971) was born in Nykobing, Denmark. Paval immigrated to America in 1919, where he worked as a merchant seaman in New York. During the
1920’s he moved to Los Angeles where he established a silversmith shop.
Paval became well known in L.A. for his silver and gold sculptures as
well as his portraits of Hollywood celebrities.
Works are held by Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Wichita Art Association, Newark Museum, Pasadena Art Institute, Buckingham Palace and many others.