Marie Menken

May 25, 1909


Marie Menken was a U.S. painter who became a filmmaker in 1945 with her first work, Visual Variations on Noguchi, a rhythmic exploration of Noguchi's curvaceous sculptures. It was the first avant-garde film of its kind. Along with Maya Deren, Menken and her husband Willard Maas formed the basis of the avant-garde movement in '40s New York. Her work was… More


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