Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Karoly Marko is one of Hungary's best known painters. Marko spent most of his life working abroad in Vienna and Italy, but he never really lost contact with Hungary. From the 1840s almost every Hungarian painter who visited Italy spent some time in his studio. His visit back for a few days was celebrated raptourously, culminating with the opening of the Marko Hall in the Hungarian National Museum, in Budapest.