“Marcus Reichert (American, b. 1948) is an American painter, poet, author, photographer, and film writer/director. Like Antonin Artaud and Jean Cocteau before him, he knows no boundaries. He was given his first exhibition of paintings at the age of twenty-one at the legendary Gotham Book Mart and Art Gallery, New York, home to the Surrealists during WWII. In 1990, he was honored with a retrospective organized by the Hatton Gallery of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which toured in various forms to Glasgow, London, Paris, and the United States. His Crucifixion paintings have been described by Richard Harries, the Bishop of Oxford, as being among the most disturbing painted in the 20th Century, while the American critic Donald Kuspit has written that both Picasso's and Bacon's pale in comparison. Reichert currently lives and works in the South of France.