MARKÓ, András
(b. 1824, Wien, d. 1895, Viareggio)

Biography

Hungarian painter and draughtsman, son of Károly Markó the Elder. He studied first in Florence and then in 1851 at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna under Carl Rahl. In the early 1850s he exhibited with the Artists Association of Pest and the Hungarian National Fine Arts Association; in 1852 and 1854 his Italian landscapes were shown, and in 1854 he also exhibited his Hungarian Landscape (Budapest, Hungarian National Gallery) in Milan.

He worked primarily in Vienna, painting Romantic genre pictures and landscapes. Like his father, he was attracted to the beauty of the Italian landscape, which he populated with shepherds and goatherds. Some of his best works are his charcoal drawings, which are also peopled with peasants, for example Italian Landscape with Bridge and The Cows. He was a successful animal painter, as in Oxen Herders on the Bridge (1876; Budapest, Hungarian National Gallery) and also painted biblical scenes, such as Ruth and Boaz (1882). His work the Marble Mountains of Carrara was shown in 1882 at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Budapest, and was bought by the royal private collection. He was one of the founder-members of the Hungarian Fine Arts Association in 1894.