Art Brokerage: Mark Kaplan Artist: Mark Kaplan was born in 1950 in Saint Petersburg but has been living in the South of France for the past 40 years. Often considered a French artist his works are seen in galleries and museums in Singapore, Miami, New York, Tokyo, and many other cities. Mark Kaplan's paintings have found a place in the greatest art collections beside the works of Monet, Bonnard, Chagall, Soutine, and Van Gogh. Before dedicating himself fully to painting, Mark Kaplan worked for many years as a set designer and gave free rein to his passion for color and extravagance. From this theatrical period, Kaplan has retained a trademark for his style and dramatic compositions. His bouquets of huge irises or gladioli painted in dark crimson or bright red, explode on the canvas like a volcanic eruption. Mark Kaplans modern neo-impressionist paintings of rural and urban landscapes, radiate a kaleidoscope of colored light and warmth. Listings wanted.