Mark Karvon grew up in the Chicago
area. From an early age he was interested in drawing. In High School his course
work included electives in architectural design and mechanical drawing. Upon
graduating, he attended college and studied aeronautical engineering for a short
In the early 1990's Mark befriended
the world renowned marine artist Charles Vickery. Through their friendship and
Charles's guidance, Mark's drawing skills improved and he began to explore other
media including oil painting. Not only was Charles instrumental in teaching
Mark about composition and the finer points of creating art, but he also offered
much wisdom regarding life in general. They remained good friends until Charles
passed away in 1998.
Some of Mark's early commissioned
works include small illustrations for advertisements in a local newspaper and
portrait work for friends and associates. From 1996 to 1997 he worked under
commission for the Illinois Railway Museum creating original works depicting
many of the locomotives in the museum's collection.
In 1999 Mark moved to North Carolina
with his wife and children. Since that time Mark's portfolio has continued to
grow through ongoing commissioned paintings, drawings and technical illustrations
for industrial and commercial clients as well as private collectors.
Mark's work is collected by veterans,
corporate clients, the armed services and art connoisseurs around the world.
His work hangs in public and private collections worldwide.
of the Pacific" Mark Karvon VF-17
"Jolly Rogers" Limited Edition Print
F4U-1 Corsairs of the
VF-17 "Jolly Rogers"
Known for it's distinctive bent wings,
the F4U-1 Corsair was one of the most formidible fighters of World War II. Flown
by the US Marines and Naval squadrons, the Corsair racked up an incredible 11:1
kill ratio. The Corsair was used extensively in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
Our print depicts the Corsairs flown by naval squadron VF-17 "The Jolly
20" by 30"
Limited Edition Print, Limited to 1000, signed by the artist - $175
Copyrights and watermarks shown
will not appear on actual print
Prints are signed by
the artist and feature an extra 1" border to allow for matting and framing
A giclée print is created
with digital printers using tiny ink jets that spray microscopic ink droplets
onto a sheet of canvas, creating a lush, vibrant and textured art print that
has the look of an original painting. These canvas giclées come stretched,
ready for framing and need no glass in front of the image to protect it. The
giclée is typically larger in size than the limited edition print and
slightly smaller than the original painting.
All Limited Edition artwork
is subject to availability at time of order. Although seller strives to remain
currrent as to inventory, seller reserves the right to cancel a sale if item
is no longer available at time of purchase.
Authorized Mark Karvon