Mark King, a champion of impressionism and the Ecole de Paris, was born in Bombay in 1931 of British parents. He was brought up in India and in 1948 he sailed to England to attend Bournemouth College of Art, having decided to pursue painting and architecture. In 1961 he then moved to Paris to study at the Ecole and the Louvre.
Mark's move to the U.S. in 1968 prompted a shift in his working methods where he paints mostly in his studio. He draws his Paris street scenes from memory and has carefully studied the old and modern masters from Cimabue and Massacio to Goya, Turner, Degas and Bonnard. He follows in the footsteps of Courbet and the Impressionists, painting what he sees, such as the familiar streets, monuments and quarters of Paris. Since his arrival in the U.S. he became more exposed to sports, thus found a love for painting spetacular golf courses. His work is in many private and public collections all over the world.