We have been informed by a sharp-eyed collector that in fact these prints were actually signed by Markos' wife, AFTER his death. So this was likely one of his later works. The print is authentic, however, and bears the Heritage West Gallery publisher's embossed insignia.
This is an amazing piece. It is has been done so well, that can almost feel the chill in the air when you look at this piece. You can see the Western Blacksmith / Farrier busy at work in front of his shop, with other horses waiting their turn. A glowing fire can be seen inside the blacksmith's shop and t are children out playing in the snow.
About the artist:
Lajos Markos was born in Hungary w he started painting and drawing at the age of four. He was privately tutored until he was seventeen, when he won a scholarship to the seven-year program at the National Royal Academy of Budapest. Six years later he graduated at the head of his class, winning the Zrinyi Prize, the
highest national Hungarian prize for fine art. In 1951 he moved with his family to the United States w he lived in Texas. He became acclaimed for his historical and Western paintings.