About Mark Maritato
Mark Maritato's passion is to bring history to life on canvas. Combining an undying love for history and fine art painting, Mark Maritato excels in bringing true-to-life realism to his work. Since he was a young boy, Mr. Maritato has shown remarkable talent in recreating historical events he would read about through his finely detailed pencil drawings.
It was his love for drawing and history that has led Mr. Maritato to pursue a career in art. He formally studied painting and Illustration at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York. It was at Pratt where he honed his talents through long studio painting sessions and hours of anatomy study. Mr. Maritato studied under the tutelage of working Illustration professors such as Joseph A Smith; Sal Montano, Don Albright, Peter Fiore, and Tom Lapadula.
It was while a student that Mr. Maritato first began to paint military historical subjects. His first major battle scene was "Heart of Texas" which depicts the Confederate 1st Texas Regiment in their desperate fight in D.R. Miller's Cornfield during the battle of Antietam, Maryland. Mr. Maritato continues to create historical artworks out of his Danbury Connecticut studio for clients and collectors around the world. Mark Maritato's original masterworks are renouned among private collectors and institutions for their high quality in color as well as thier magnificent attention to detail. All of Mr. Maritato's artworks are created using only the highest quality paints and materials. Mr. Maritato's formal training comes through in every painting he creates and follows in the tradition of the world’s finest masters of historical art.
Puablications and Exhibitions:
Historical Advisor: "Grant Vs. Lee" (Formerly To Appomattox) Television Miniseries,
2012 - Green County Council of the Arts - Catskill NY - "Undaunted Valor" Solo Exhibition of Civil War Original Artworks
2004-2008 - American Historical Art Gallery - Gettysburg Pennsylvania - Various Shows and Appearances
2003-2006 - "History Meets the Arts" - Gettysburg Pennsylvania
2005 - Mountain Top Gallery - Windham NY - Solo Exhibition of Civil War Original Artwork
1998-2000 - The Farnsworth House Gallery - Gettysburg Pennsylvania
The Union Divided - Union/Confederate War Gaming Boxed Sets - Gordon and Hague Wargames
"The Fellers Called him Bill" 3-Volume Book Set by P.J. Kearns
"American Ride" BYUtv Show
"The Colorbearers" - PBS Documentary Film
Wayside Exhibits - The U.S. National Park Service at Manassas National Battlefield Park - Manassas Virginia
Novel Cover: "Lightning from the West" by Fred Melchiore
"Fire Within - Copperheads and the Civil War" by Fred Melchiore
America's Civil War Magazine - Various Editions
Gettysburg Magazine - Special Publication
Civil War Art Magazine - Special Publication
Monmouth Battlefield State Park - Manalapan / Freehold Township New Jersey
Belle Grove Plantation Museum at the Cedar Creek Battelfield - Middletown VA
Daughters of the American Revolution - Hudson New York Chapter
The US Army Soldier Systems Center
Harley Davidson Inc.
Airliewood Mansion - Holly Springs Mississippi
Carter House Museum and Visitors Center - Franklin National Battlefield Park - Franklin, Tennessee
The City of Oswego New York
The Bayside Historical Society at Fort Totten, Bayside Queens New York
The Lackawanna Historical Society - Scranton, PA
SONY - Paramount - New York
and various other corporate and private collections around the World