Charles Marton: Graphic Artist and “Photo-Illustrator”

Charles Marton: self-portrait

Charles Marton: self-portrait

Charles Marton was born in Budapest, Hungary where he graduated from the Institute of Fine & Applied Arts.  Afterward, he worked for Hungarian film studio Mafilm.  His graphic art and illustrations were also published in several major newspapers and magazines throughout Hungary.  In 1984 he moved to upstate New York and has lived in Gulfport for 20 years.

Charles' commercial graphic art work includes this imaginitive scene in the Gulfport Art Walk logo.

Charles’ commercial graphic art work includes this imaginitive scene in the Gulfport Art Walk logo.

His 1998 architectural rendering of Stetson University’s new library building in Gulfport hangs in the Justice Department in Washington D.C.  His artworks are in collections all over the world including Hungary, Ireland, Australia and the USA.

Clam Bayou/Osgood Point Nature Trail (Gulfport)

Clam Bayou/Osgood Point Nature Trail (Gulfport)

Charles and his camera are a frequent sight throughout the streets, events, beaches and paths of Gulfport.

Gulfport Marina (Gulfport)

Gulfport Marina (Gulfport)

His colorfully enhanced “photo illustrations” and distinctive drawings of local merchants and scenes have been used frequently in print and online illustrations, advertisements and a growing line of greeting cards that have become popular with visitors and locals alike.

Casino and Trolley (Gulfport)

Casino and Trolley (Gulfport)

Click HERE to enjoy a “mini-gallery” of Charles Marton’s “photo-illustrations” available at Domain on greeting cards and limited prints.