Marc Bankowsky began his artistic career at L’École des Arts Décoratifs and L’École des Beaux-Arts de Paris in the late 50s. His partnership with painter José Fabri-Canti saw the founding of Cyrne Arte in 1962, which sought to give space to a whole host of theatrical, visual and musical artists. Bankowsky’s focus concentrated on paintings such as Gouaches on Paper (1963), frescoes and mosaics. Expanding his horizons, Bankowsky began working on a larger scale with other modes and mediums such as weaving. The 1970s saw Bankowsky exhibiting at the prestigious Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris as well as in various Maisons de la Culture, he also participated at the Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie de Lausanne in Switzerland. His collaboration with architect Alain Abitbol saw an installation on display in front of the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris.