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Marie Menken


New York (United States), 1909 – 1970

American painter who became a film director in 1945 with her first work Visual Variations on Noguchi, a rhythmic exploration of Noguchi's curvilinear sculptures. Along with Willard Maas (her husband) and Maya Deren, Marie Menken formed the basis of the avant-garde movement of the 1940s in New York. Her work stands out for distancing herself from the literary influence and the pictorial symbolism in force in many experimental works of her time.

Update: 20 October 2016

Has participated in

Flashes of beauty

Xcèntric Archive

Diaries, notes and sketches

Aula Xcèntric 2017

Indomitables: from the bedroom to the beach

Xcèntric Archive


Xcèntric Archive


Xcèntric Archive