Art Brokerage; Artist Eva Makk from the Makk Family of Artists: An impressionist figure painter, Eva Makk was born in Ethiopia. Her father was a diplomat, and her mother was an Hungarian baroness. Eva began painting at age four, studied art in Paris and graduated summa cum laude from the Rome Academy of Fine Arts, where she met Americo. Along with her husband, Eva Makk painted huge murals while in Brazil and once spent thirteen months in the Amazon jungle on a painting expedition. 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." Eva Makk's distinguished career spans more than half a century. Her work has been the focus of major public exhibitions, including U.S. Senate Rotunda (Washington, D.C.), Carnegie International Center (New York), St. Stephen Museum (Hungary) and numerous other galleries and museums in the United States, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Monaco, Hungary, Brazil, Canada and Japan. Eva Makk is also a highly respected portrait artist. Princess Kyoko Osano of Japan and President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan are among the many dignitaries who have selected Eva Makk to create their portraits. Eva Makk like Michelangelo, Eva Makk has achieved a place in art history for her legacy of monumental murals. Working jointly since 1950 with her husband, renowned artist Americo Makk, she has created murals in sixteen cathedrals and churches on two continents, a feat unequaled by any other artist in our time. Recently, Eva Makk added to this legacy, completing two grand murals in Aurora, Colorado. These new murals at Queen of Peace, one of the region's largest. Eva and Americo Makk's son, A.B., (who was born in Brazil) is, like his parents, an accomplished painter whose works are exhibited and collected internationally. Today the Makks are known as the first family of the art world.