Eva Makk has been called “the world’s foremost living impressionist painter”. She is celebrated for graceful, light-infused compositions executed with shimmering strokes of color. She is also noted for her ability to reach the spiritual essence of her subject. Frances Maier of Southwest Art wrote of Eva Makk: “Her feelings for life are reflected in all her paintings; they express love, beauty, dignity and a gracious elegance. They are lyric poems realized visually, with a quality at once spiritual, ethereal, yet glowing with the warmth of life.
orn in Ethiopia where her Hungarian father was an advisor to Haile Selassie, Eva Makk later moved to Europe with her family. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Art in Paris, she moved to Italy to continue her formal art studies at the Academy of Fine Art in Rome. It was there that she met her future husband, fellow artist Americo Makk. The couple moved to Brazil in 1949 where their reputations as artists rose rapidly. Eva and Americo Makk received appointments as Professors of Art at Sao Paulo Academy of Fine Art and later were named Official Artists of the Brazilian Government. Among their many commissions was an unprecedented expedition deep into the Amazon rain forest to paint the indigenous tribal people. In 1962 the Makks moved to New York, then in 1967 they moved to Hawaii where they currently make their home and studio.
“With a history of winning awards and exhibiting in museums and galleries for over fifty years, some paintings by Eva Makk have attained values of several hundred thousand dollars. Demand for her work continues to increase as Eva Makk adds to her long list of international achievements, such as a recently opened permanent exhibition of her paintings at the Museum of Hungarian Military History, a national museum in Budapest.
|Dimensions||250 × 25 × 4 in|