Fine Art and Portraiture





“Many decades of admirable accomplishments and important cultural contributions have woven the Chatov name, like a vibrant thread, into the intricate tapestry of American art history.”  Author Michelle Morton – Chatov


“In the annals of art, there exists family lineages of exceptional painters for whom art appears to be a birthright.  The Chatovs are one such family.”   Author Michelle Morton


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Marc Chatov is an Atlanta-based artist who exhibits paintings in museums and galleries nationally.  His painting ‘Goldfinch’ recently received Best in Show at the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society 2016 International competition.   Marc’s fine art paintings and portraits hang in over 500 public and private collections.  Today, he is regarded as a leading contemporary portrait painter.   Marc is a member of several prestigious art organizations including the Salmagundi Club of New York, Oil Painters of America,  American Impressionist Society and the Portrait Society of America.  Additionally, he is an Advisory Board Member with the Portrait Society of Atlanta.


Roman Chatov (1900-1987) escaped the Russian Revolution in 1922, fleeing with his family to New York, NY.  He studied at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Arts.  Roman was a noted mural painter and costume designer, painting large-scale murals in swank restaurants, hotels and clubs including the famed Russian Tea Room and Edison Hotel in New York City, and the Cabana Hotels in Atlanta and Dallas.  Roman was honored with the “Governor’s Award in the Arts” from the Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities in 1983.


Constantin Chatov (1904-1993) was a renowned portraitist, who painted hundreds of prominent subjects including Margaret Mitchell, Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh as commissioned by MGM. He began his career, however, as a concert pianist in Russia and studied music at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in the 1940’s. Constantin was an influential member of the arts community and received the 1983 “Governor’s Award in the Arts” from the Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities.