Lajos Mark was born in Marosvasarhecy, Hungary (Budapest), in 1917 and died in Houston, Texas in 1993. Markos earned a scholarship to the National Royal Academy of Budapest. He came to the United States following World War II and quickly established himself in New York City as a major portrait artist, with many of his subjects being celebrities such as John Wayne and Pablo Casals. Markos also painted the portraits of the founders of the Zigler Museum, Fred B. and Ruth B. Zigler.
In the 1960s he moved to Houston Texas, where he expanded his interest to western art. Examples of his work are in the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.
Zigler Museum, Jennings, LA
Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Contemporary Western Artists, Peggy and Harold Samuels
Who Was Who in American Art, Peter Hastings Falk (Ed.)
Biography courtesy of Roughton Galleries, www.antiquesandfineart.com/roughton