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Csaba Markus Tells His Artist Origin Story on the Behind the Artist Podcast

"Larger than life." That's how "Behind the Artist" host Morris Shapiro describes Csaba Markus. Collectors always smile when Markus enters a room. With his trademark top hat and Dali-esque mustache, Markus definitely makes an impression on an audience—an impression that becomes even more unforgettable once they see his remarkable art. A true student of the classics, Markus has spent decades teaching himself the ancient techniques of the Renaissance Masters, particularly Leonardo da Vinci. As a re...

Behind the Artist: Csaba Markus

When someone is described with the adjective “Renaissance,” it means they’re someone who has an unusually wide range of talents. For artist Csaba Markus, however, the term “Renaissance man” takes on a more literal meaning. At an early age, Markus found kindred spirits in the Old Masters like Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Botticelli. Born in 1953 in Budapest, Hungary, he loved exploring the museums of Europe, which ultimately inspired him to learn how to draw and paint. The young artist trained w...

Park West Gallery Artist Csaba Markus Unveils Caldographs

For the first 15 years of his career, Csaba Markus didn’t sign his art because he was unsure of its quality. Today, Markus’ signature is the finishing touch on an innovative new medium he is introducing to the art world: Caldographs. Park West Gallery and Markus are proud to unveil these revolutionary works of art. The groundbreaking method fuses ancient techniques with modern technology to create mesmerizing art on wood. Markus paints in a contemporary Renaissance style. He uses techniques from...

Csaba Markus on da Vinci and painting women

Park West artist Csaba Markus is known for painting ethereal and beautiful portraits of women, carrying on techniques from the old masters. When asked, Markus has a quick answer for why women are his subject of choice: “I am painting women because I am a man,” he says with a smile. Joking aside, Markus’ answer goes much deeper. Markus has studied the techniques of the masters, including Durer, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt and others, and this becomes all too apparent when viewing one of his amazin...