Award winning fine art photographer, Marc Duke earned a Bachelor's Degree in English from Northwestern University, a Master's Degree from Stanford University with an emphasis in Asian Studies and the University of Chicago in Philosophy. Called to serve in the Vietnam War, Marc was assigned as a writer and photographer for the United States Air Force. It was during this time that he ironically discovered a fascination with fine art photography focused on nature's delicate creations. With a photojournalist's eye he centers his focus on objects often seen yet rarely fully perceived, seeking new ways to express the impact these objects have on people's emotions. His images recall the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe. Like O'Keeffe, the almost abstract works depict flowers and shells in a modernist style.
Marc Duke's work has been accorded a number of awards, among them Grand Prize in the prestigious Armory Art Center/ Norton Simon Museum international photography exhibition and competition, where his "Calla Lily #3" was presented the top honor among 10,000 entries. The competition was judged by the editorial board of Time-Life Magazines. Marc is a member of the Architectural Digest Advisory Board and President of the Artist's Federation of America.
All works are printed on archival 100% cotton rag paper coated for photographic use and imported from the UK. Printed with pigmented inks. Hand signed and numbered in limited edition of 20. Available in 20 x 24", 30 x 40", 60 x 45", 60 x 80", 84 x 108" and 120 x 160".
Collections in which Marc Duke's work can be found include:
The U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.; The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; The Morse Museum, Winter Park, Florida; The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT; Greenberg Trauig, P.A., New York, New York; Marcum Group, New York, New York; US Steel Headquarters, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; King Hussein of Jordan.