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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...

Sensual and sensational – Csaba Markus makes top-10 list

Csaba Markus’ artwork "Pure Love" rounds out the list of the Top 10 Most Sensual Paintings, according to The Toronto Sun. The Park West artist is in outstanding company with paintings by Gaugin, Picasso, Poussin, Velázquez and Botticelli, among others, included in the list. Csaba expresses the “eternal feminine” in her many guises, both as mortal woman and as mythological goddess. During a recent visit to his Southern California studio, Markus talked about the emotional depth of his work and his...