DescriptionLAJOS MARKOS (American 1917-1993)
Oil on masonite
16in. x 20in.
Signed lower right
Born in Hungary where he was formally trained at the Royal Academy in Budapest, Lajos Markos came to the United States following World War II and established himself as a portrait painter in New York. In the 1960s he moved to Texas and began to paint the western scenes for which he is most famous today. With its realistically rendered figures and dramatic contrast of light and shadow, Red River is a superb example of Markos' masterful painting style.
Provenance: Altermann Galleries, Dallas, TX
acquired from the above by the present owner
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