Wednesday, December 14, 2011


             P R E S S   R E L E A S E
Alan Urie - Gallery Director
Island Art Galleries at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel                                                 
808 536-5369
fax 808 931-7954
An Evening With
the First Family Of Fine Art 
The Makk Family

Wednesday December 28th 7pm- 9pm ( parking validated at The Royal Hawaiian Parking lot )
Island Art Galleries in The Lobby Royal Hawaiian Hotel Waikiki
Join us for an exclusive evening featuring all four artists members of the international Makk Family. The diverse evening will include the unveiling of "Royal Evening" by Eva Makk, the exquisite painting that was selected by the Royal Hawaiian Hotel to be their Christmas card image this year.

Americo Makk ( Born in 1927 ) is an internationally acclaimed master painter and portrait artist of two United States Presidents. President Reagan 1984, President Carter 1979. Over the past 5 decades the importance of Americo Makk's work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including American Ecclesiastic Award, European Banner of the arts, Oscar d'Italia, Alfred Nobel Medal for Peace and Outstanding Achievement award for Western Paintings. Paintings by Americo Makk have been the focus of numerous major public exhibitions, including Carnegie International Center (NY), U.S. Senate Rotunda (D.C.) Monaco International Exhibition (Paris), St. Stephan Museum (Hungary), National Press Club and many other museums and galleries in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America & Japan.

Eva Makk has been called the worlds foremost living impressionist painter. Her distinguished career spans more than half a century. Her work has been the focus of major public exhibitions, Including U.S. Senate Rotunda, National Press Club, Carnegie International Center, St Stephan Museum and numerous other galleries and museums in the United States, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Monaco, Hungary, Brazil, Canada and Japan. Also a series (13) of 6 ft x 8 ft murals by Eva and Americo Makk, worth millions of dollars, hangs in one of the prominent national museums in Hungary.

A. B. Makk creates sparkling water scenes and sublime landscape paintings that have received international acclaim. His work is collected and exhibited widely, with museum and gallery exhibitions in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. Distinguished connoisseurs such as George Montgomery, Charlton Heston and Nathan Ancell, one of the co-founders of Ethan Allan Furniture, are among the many collectors enjoying works by A. B. Makk.. He is a winner of numerous awards, such as Distinguished American Award for Excellence, Graphics Society Recognition, and Arpad Academy Gold Medal.

Sylvia Makk enjoys using bold colors and large strokes with palette knife and brush to achieve various compositions from fields of flowers to abstract market stands, from modern sunsets to serene lily ponds.
Collectors include residents of Hawaii as well as many mainland states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, California, Wisconsin, Nevada, Ohio, Alaska and Colorado. International collectors include Canada, Europe and Japan.
The Makk Family has been proud to call Hawaii home since 1967 . Don't miss this once in a lifetime event to mingle with one of Hawaii's best kept secret! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Aloha and Happy Thanksgiving!

Eva, Americo and A.B. are back from their many weeks on the mainland. They enjoyed meeting up with collectors and making new friends. Several of their paintngs found homes and are adding beauty and joy to the soul of their owners. They are happy to be home in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with Sylvia and Alexandra.

The Makk Family wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.
May the spirit of the season bring you peace and happiness.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Makk Evenings On The Mainland!

Eva Makk and her son A.B. Makk have been enjoying sharing their Makk stories and artwork in many cities across the United States. Collectors have opened their doors and invited their friends to introduce Makk art into their lives. These evenings are fun as it is a rare opportunity to share wine and laughter with the artists in ones own home. Makk evenings are already being booked for Spring 2012 by those who just hosted them. See, I told you they were fun!

Fall 2011 Makk Evenings In:
Los Angeles, CA
Bel Air, CA
Beverly Hills, CA
Edmond, Oklahoma (yes there are Makk collectors there!!)
Fox Chapel - Pittsburgh, PA
Hot Springs, AR
Point Clear, AL
Scottsdale, AZ
Denver, CO
AND Honolulu, HI!!

Makk Candy! Browse below:

Practise by Eva Makk

Rehearsal by Eva Makk

Sparkles by Eva Makk

A Day At Lumahai by Eva Makk

Gold Kissed Waikiki by Eva Makk

First Date by Americo Makk

Village Corner by Americo Makk

Thundering by Americo Makk

Coming Home by Americo Makk

Green Reflections by A.B. Makk

Honolulu Reflections by A.B. Makk

Bamboo Tracks by Sylvia Makk

Martini by Sylvia Makk

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Makks At The Hope Ball In Denver - May 2011

Eva Makk and son A.B. Makk participated in the Cancer League of Denver's Hope Ball. Eva donated a painting for the live auction. It brought in the most amount of dollars ever for a piece of art donated to the annual function. Two articles about the event can be read by clicking on the links below:

Rue Royale - Paris - Oil Painting by Eva Makk - auctioned during the Hope Ball to help support
the Cancer League of Denver

Artist Eva Makk with with Elise Marks-Gruitch and her mom, former CLC president Edie Marks. Photo by David Zulobow Special to the Denver Post

Eva Makk painting for the enjoyment of the supporters of the Cancer League of Denver before the Ball began.
Eva Makk at her easel before the festivities of the Hope Ball. From left to right, Linda V. G. Kelley,
Edie Marks and Linda Goto - Photo from The Villager
Artist A.B. Makk with former CLC president Edie Marks.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Night of Painting and Friends!

Last night, fun was had by all.

Come join us for the next demo night. :)

Enjoy the photos!

A.B. Makk working on his latest painting.

It's amazing how A.B. can create reflection in the water.

A.B. uses his favorite painting tool - the palette knife.

A.B. says he "sculpts with his palette knife on his canvas.

He makes it look so easy....

Gallery Director Michi watches A.B. create yet another beautiful painting!

The gallery staff and friends make sure A.B. keeps paintng!

Taking a break with friends.

A.B. Makk and Sylvia Makk. A.B. painted while I managed the wine and puu puus. :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A.B. and Sylvia Makk at Island Art Galleries at the Moana Surfrider This Friday Night

A.B. will be continuing his painting from last week's demo.
Come down and watch and enjoy a glass of wine.

When: Friday, June 17th

Where: Island Art Galleries at the Moana Surfrider Hotel

Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

A.B. and Sylvia painting up a storm during First Friday a few years ago.

A.B. painting at Ship Store in Kaui.

Honolulu Reflections by A.B. Makk
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Dreaming by Eva Makk

Lurline by Americo Makk
Shimmering by Sylvia Makk

At The Boulevard by Eva Makk

Colorado Sparkle by A.B. Makk