Meeting and Artist Presentation MARC CHATOV
March 27, 2018, 7:00 pm – 10:00 p.m.
MARC will share a presentation of his work, plus a talk on
“The Portrait Process, Beyond Painting”
Marc grew up in a family of artists, musicians and stage professionals and began his career in fine art painting at age 18. His mother, Geneva, was a dancer and Powers Girl model in New York, and his father, Roman, was Russian-born and a classically trained muralist, figurative painter and prominent portrait artist. In 1958, Marc’s family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where his father and uncle, Constantin Chatov (also a portrait painter and trained concert pianist), founded the Chatov Studio. Growing up amid the rich culture of his family’s art atelier, Marc was exposed to the academic principles of art and to professionals in the art world, witnessing from an early age how they translated the world onto canvas. When he wasn’t drawing pictures for his own enjoyment, he was typically found sitting for his father Roman, whose passion for painting was all consuming. As a teenager, Marc studied painting under the tutelage of both his father and uncle at the Chatov Studio.
Today, Marc is regarded as a leading contemporary portrait painter. He has been featured as one of the top eight portrait artists in America in Money magazine and is represented by Portraits, Inc. and Portraits South. Marc has been featured in American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, International Artist, and The Artist’s Magazine and won numerous awards including the Governor’s Artist of Excellence Award and most recently BEST IN SHOW at the 2016 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society International Competition for his painting “Goldfinch”. More @ http://chatovstudio.com/