“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Shirley Clarke

Shirley Clarke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2017
1. Shirley Clarke Marker
October 2, 1919 to September 23, 1997
A salute to the life and achievements of a
pioneering avant-garde independent filmmaker and video artist
from the 1950s to the 1980s

As a teenager studied and performed as a modern dancer with Anna Sokolow and others. Her experience with movement as a choreographer influenced her filmmaking and editing. Born in Manhattan, Clarke lived at the Chelsea Hotel for over 25 years. Held experimental video salon events in her studio, 1970s. Co-Founded The Film-makers Cooperative, 1962; Taught film in universities in New York and California; Received lifetime achievement award, Brandeis University, 1986.

Erected 2006.
Location. 40° 44.666′ N, 73° 59.806′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 23rd Street west of 7th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 West 23rd Street, New York NY 10011, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Arthur C. Clarke (here, next to this marker); Chelsea Hotel (here, next to this marker); Gay Men's Health Crisis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Masonic Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Chelsea Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); James N. Wells Mansion - 1835 (approx. 0.3 miles away); David Dubinsky (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Haymarket (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicWomen

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