Born 1946 in New York. Shanker is an American artist, born and raised in New York. Marc is the author of Traces of Sepharad (Huellas de Sefarad), Etchings of Judeo-Spanish Proverbs. Artist Books, include: But a Bubble; Man, A Machine of Absurdities; Signs; Cheap Gems, Precious Stones; Prometheus’ Gifts; White Rose; Luna Park; Prints and Poets; The Orestia Trilogy; Message from the Memoirist, Poems by Paul Pines, published by Dos Madres Press. In 2008 Marc founded Gravity Free Press to show, publish and distribute his artwork, books, broadsides, and to serve as a platform for collaborative projects with other artists, especially writers and poets. Shanker studied printmaking at Manhattan Graphics Center. Kathy has been collaborating with Marc as Master Printer since 2007.