“American born master artist Mark Arian first became aware of the transcendent power of art at age fourteen while viewing an original Rembrandt painting.


At age twenty-one he made a commitment to live the spiritual life of a monk and for the next eighteen years his artistic endeavors were nurtured by his spiritual order, as he was given abundant opportunites for advanced study and worldwide travel while devoting many hours a day to painting.


The paintings and drawings on this site, which the artist refers to as Poetic Realism, are the product of natural artistic talent, heartfelt passion, and more than fifty years of study and observation.


His formal training includes the Angelo Frudakis Academy of Classic Realism in Philadelphia, the Barnstone Studios in Allentown, Pennsylvania, a private art academy in Florence, Italy, and the La Jolla Atheneum and Watts Atelier in San Diego, California. 


Museums, corporations, celebrities, such as George Harrison and Michael Jackson, former Monarchs the Prince of Saudi Arabia and the Princess of Iran, as well as prominent art collectors in the USA, China, and Asia have acquired Arian’s work.”

Eve Marie Bilodeau, Director Simard Bilodeau Contemporary, Los Angeles & Shanghai


• George Harrison

• Michael Jackson

• The former Princess of Iran

• The former Prince of Saudi Arabia

• Prominent Industrialists in China & Asia

• Actress Loni Anderson

• Actress Tippi Hendron

• Actor Earl Holliman



• New York, New York

• Los Angeles, California

• Chicago, Illinois

• Las Vegas, Nevada

• Miami, Florida

• Reno, Nevada

• Shanghai, China

• Bombay, India

• Saint Augustine, Florida

• La Jolla, California

• Paris, France

• Key West, Florida

• Laguna Beach, California

• Viarregio, Italy


Museum Placements

• The Australian Museum
• The Art Gallery of South Australia
• The MOCA Museum of Arkansas
• The Orange County Museum of Art
• The Museum of the Americas
• The Andrews Art Museum
• The Latino Art Museum