The great artist of his generation and his country, Mark Kitley, was born and practically lived his whole life, worked and developed as an artist in the United States. He was born on April 23, in 1863, and his whole life was spent on a relatively rich and sufficient family farm that was located in East Texas.
It is remarkable in his life that Mark Kitley began painting at the age of 5 years, and it happened almost immediately after he once, one day, found a nest of brushes and paints in the attic of a family farmer.
After 7 years, at the age of twelve, he even wrote the first full-fledged independent picture. It was a landscape, which, according to the writer himself. Was for landscape too green. Three more years have passed since that moment. And now, at the age of 15, the future famous artist was presented with a set of excellent acrylic paints, as well as a little thing, which ultimately determined the character and plot of future works. It was a subscription to a wildlife magazine.
After he received such valuable gifts for him, he seemed to be replaced. From that day he began to draw about 14 hours a day, leaving only one day a week for his own holiday – Sunday.
After 5 years, when the artist turned 20, he was to spend a whole year with relatives in South Africa, where his work began to sell quickly. That’s how his desire to become a professional, real artist was born.
His picture of the wolves showed the effect that the artist achieved, based on his trips and the very subscription to the magazine about wildlife. The wolves themselves, and the landscape that surrounds them, were created realistic, although at that time the author was not so closely acquainted with the wolves, the atmosphere and the natural environment in which they live.