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Marc is an award winning Long Island artist born in 1958 in Queens New York. His art training began early under his talented artist/teacher mother. Also fascinated by the camera, by 12, his father set him up with a darkroom and a teacher. Marc began a lifelong study of light and composition but clay surged to the fore in the late 70s adding a ceramics studio to the home. He spent the next three years training and producing work there under a student of New York ceramicist Toby Buonagurio, while never giving up the lens.
To pay the rent, Marc assisted military engineers in prototyping until the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. Then he developed his own specialty concern selling Japanese imported fencing equipment and local ceramics by day and teaching Martial Arts and fulfilling furniture and sculpture commissions by night. Seeking stability in 2009 he earned a BFA in Fine Arts Education, graduating Suma Cum Laude and producing "Revelation." His MFA in ceramics solidified in 2013 with the production of "Sentinels, interlocking." Early in 2014 he presented "Seven Seals." as a Solo show. His work has thrice been on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in conjunction with Ikebana collaborations. He calls himself an Art'neer due to his engineer/artist background. Marc usually works in series' occasionally mixing media. He is often still behind the camera, his first love, with occasional forays into video, which led to the creation of a documentary film about the artist Dan Christoffel’s passion for Lincoln. Marc’s working aesthetic involves interconnections of politics, healing, personal relationships with God, the Holocaust and Japanese cultural arts. Marc’s work is in private collections in the United States, Taiwan, and Japan. He continues to teach art, ceramics, and for 35 years, Martial arts with a decidedly Christian approach. His current post is at the Great South Bay YMCA in Bay Shore Long Island where he also teaches woodworking for children.