Mark Arian 1947 | Painting
The exceptional work of master painter Arian is the product of natural artistic talent and heartfelt passion tempered by more than 30 years of study, observation and realization. His strongest artistic influences are the Dutch Masters -Vermeer, Rubens, and Rembrandt, the French artist and master draftsman William Bougureau, and American realist John Singer Sargeant. Arian's expansive use of subtle color variations, creative use of light and shadow and exquisite figurative rendering reflect these influences and infuse his paintings with breathtaking life, realism and beauty.
In addition to the prolific collection of paintings he has created throughout his career, Arian created the exquisite murals in the Palace of Gold, the largest tourist attraction in West Virginia, which have since been the subject of numerous articles in such notable publications as Time and The Washington Post. Additionally, he was commissioned by the State of West Virginia to paint two historic 20-foot murals for the Wheeling Civic Center, now viewed by millions of visitors