Lester Marks is one of the most renowned, respected, and charitable art collectors of contemporary art in the city of Houston. He’s been recognized as one of the top 100 art collectors in the United States and among the “Top 100 Art Collectors Making a Difference in the Art World” by Art & Antiques Magazine, and one of the Top 200 Art Collectors in the world by ARTnews Magazine. The Art League of Houston named Marks Texas Art Patron of the Year in 2002.
“Art collecting to me has never been about putting ‘trophies’ on the wall. My art collecting has been and is simply a journey to help unlock the mysteries of life. Art serves as a catalyst to help me see and perceive the beauty and wonder of the everyday world around us. To me, art IS life; difficult, demanding, mysterious, and awe-inspiring.”
Below are works created by Lester Marks himself as well as secondary market objects from his personal art collection currently available at HVFA.