A prominent Hungarian painter whose art is displayed proudly in our Grand Galerie

Born in Transylvania in 1867 (deceased in NYC, 1942), Mark Lajos was a prominent Hungarian painter who studied at the Julian Academy in Paris, and in Budapest under Gyula Benczur. Early in his career he painted still life genre scenes and nudes, and after moving to New York he became known as a portrait artist. In Hungary, Mark is particularly known for his murals that decorate the The Danube Palace (formerly the Casino of Lipótváros) which was completed in 1895. Mark’s paintings are regularly sold at major auction in Europe and North America.