Art Brokerage: Mark B. King American Artist: b. 1931. Mark King is a California Impressionist, landscape and portrait artist. Mark King, a champion of Impressionism and the Ecole de Paris, was born in Bombay in 1931 of British parents. King is the product of an exotic and privileged upbringing in India, where he lived until the age of sixteen during the tumultuous last days of the British Raj. In 1961 King decided to concentrate on painting and moved to Paris to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Louvre. Mark King has carefully studied the old and modern masters from Cimabue and Masaccio to Goya, Turner, Degas and Bonnard.