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(Artist - Wolverine; Spider-Man; X-Men; Moon Knight; Ghost Rider; Thor; The Punisher; Marvel Comics Presents; Vampirella; Black Panther; Hex)
|Fine art painter and comic illustrator, Mark Texeira has long been associated with a conflagration of characters ranging from Ghost Rider to Black Panther to Wolverine to Sabretooth to Moonknight to Punisher to....it goes on and on... His body of work over the last 30 years has been astounding.|
His work has been explored and highlighted on the DVD of the “Ghost Rider” movie, the look of which he influenced. Mark was also tapped to do the movie tie-in for “Wolverine Origins,” which also seemed to be a natural!
One of New York City’s own, Mark “Tex” Texeira was born amongst a concrete jungle and the confines of steel, finding himself indoors more often than not, as a child, and escaping via his imagination by drawing pictures. That imagination taking him to locals far beyond the skyscrapers around him.
Mark attributes an all-important Junior High School teacher, Ms. Honest, with guiding him to study at the famous Art & Design High School in Manhattan, which boasts alumni such as Tony Bennett, Harvey Firestein, Steve Asell, Eric Valazquez, Neal Adams and Willie Low, among many others.
Later, under the guidance of painters Max Ginsburg and Irwin Greenberg, Mark was granted the Presidential Scholarship at S.V.A. Later, he honed his craft even more by studying under portrait painter David Leffel at the Art Students League. It wasn’t long before Mark won mentions at the Salmagundi Club and Society of Illustrators for his oil paintings, which sparked interest and work in the form of cover assignments for books, magazines and record albums involving such properties as Remo Williams, Buckaroo Banzai and Public Enemy.
Mark has been a featured artist on signing tours in Belgium, France, Spain and the Netherlands, and was recently honored with a gallery show at Manhattan’s prestigious Society of Illustrators--a true milestone for this accomplished artist as his work occupied space with Rochwell, Lyndecker, Flagg and Parrish.
Barring traveling to see his work at the next gallery show, you can find Texeira’s interiors currently on Ghost Rider, MoonKnight, Wolverine Origins and on two an upcoming Punisher mini-series, all showcasing the signature Texeira style.
For Information on Mark Texeira, contact: email@example.com