About The Artist
Each work of art by Yonah Marks was painted with love, as well as an expression of love itself. In each painting, from the erotic and sensual, to the romantic and feeling beloved, she immortalized the female divine. Painting original subject matter, landscape, portraiture, and classical style works, Yonah lived around the world until making the island of Maui her home for the past quarter of a century.
Yonah Louise Marks (born Joan Louise Berman) was an accomplished artist born in Chicago, Illinois in 1932. She attended The Bateman School (housed in the historic Patterson-McCormick Mansion) in Chicago, Illinois; Ferry Hall School (originally named The Young Ladies Seminary) in Lake Forest, Illinois; Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois; and The Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied painting, studio art, and history of art. A painter of romantic and feminine love, she was generous throughout her lifetime in enhancing many good private collections. In 2023, she celebrated her 90th birthday “enjoying every moment” in her “sparkling, beautiful City of New York,” radiant and filled with the joy of love. She died in New York City on December 15, 2022.