Mark Maggiori

Mark Maggiori

Mark Maggiori’s first views of America were framed within the front windshield of a car making its way from New York to San Francisco. That trip, filled with majestic views of the national parks and timeless glimpses of the West, would impact throughout his life and set into motion his great fascination with the West.

Back in Paris, he would enroll at the famous Academie Julian, where Western greats Ernest Blumenschein and Joseph Henry Sharp had studied before they helped form the Taos Society of Artists. Mark was lured back to the United States thanks to his muse, creative equal, and wife Petecia Lefawnhawk. They journeyed through the West and their trips took him back to that original road trip two decades earlier.

It was then, he made the decision to paint Western art. They staked temporary claims in places such as Chloride and Kingman, Arizona, where the desert offered its stunning inspiration and where Mark quickly began to produce some of the most audacious Western paintings of a new generation. In the space of just a few short years Mark rose through the ranks to become one of the premier Western artists working today.

His work brought many new opportunities, including important solo and group shows, and a significant showing at the 2016 Night of Artists at the Briscoe Western Art Museum, where he won the Patron’s Choice award.  

Mark has carved a unique place for himself within Western art, a place where his work continues to provoke the minds of young and old Western collectors alike.