Marc Bankowsky

Life and work


Studied at « L’Ecole des Arts Décoratifs » and « L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris », Paris, France

Gouache on paper, 1963


Marc Bankowsky lived in Corsica where he founded a colony of artists with José Fabri-Canti, they organised a music festival : Cyrne Arte invited Sviatoslav Richter and Wilhelm Kempf as well as many young musicians.

Marc painted gouaches on paper and frescoes, he also created mosaics.

Gouache on paper, 1963
1970. Lived in Paris and learned weaving.


Created large woven structures that hang in space, he called them « Nacelle » or « Nautile ». He also worked on net structures.

In 1973 and 1974, Marc Bankowsky had exhibitions at the « Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and in many french cultural institutions ( Maisons de la Culture). In 1973 and 1975 he participated to the « Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie de Lausanne ».

Woven garments, 1970
« Nautile », « Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris », 1974.
Playground, Paris 1976

En 1977,

In 1977 the « Centre Georges Pompidou » commissioned Marc to build a net structure. With the architect Alain Abitbol, he imagined a large net and metal structure resembling a bee hive, it stood on the Beaubourg Piazza in front of the entrance of the museum for some time.

Structure en filets, maquette, 1977.


Turns to the decorative arts and makes screens and lights, he also designs materials for Dick Brandsma.

Nacelle, structure tissée, 1972.
Screen, painted wood, 1983
Furniture etchings, 1985

Since the early 90’s, Marc has been making bronze furniture, such as tables, stools, lanterns, sconces, andirons, etc. He also makes plaster and resin objects, mainly screens, lights, mirrors and plinths. He works with interior decorators and private clients.

Bronze tray, mirror and tumbler.
Drawing by Peter Marino, for Dior 1997
Bronze table with Roses, for Dior 1997