Marc Chatov studied art under the tutelage of his Russian-born and classically trained father and uncle. Marc is a devout romantic with a passion for traditional Realism, a style widely acclaimed for its extraordinary aesthetics of color harmony, brushwork, and composition. Marc enjoys national recognition for his fine art and portraiture - featured in Money magazine as one of the top eight portrait artists in America. He has received numerous awards including the Georgia Governor's Artist of Excellence Award. His most recent award includes a BEST IN SHOW at the 2016 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society International Competition for his painting “Goldfinch.” His work hangs in public and private collections in the United States, Mexico and abroad including the Georgia State Capital, Emory Hospital, University of Georgia, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, the Lovett School, and The Westminster Schools.