- Name: Jonas Mekas
- Born: 12/24/1922
- Died: 01/23/2019 (96 years old)
- Occupation: Poet, filmmaker, artist
Jonas Mekas (Lithuanian:[ˈjonɐs ˈmækɐs]; December 24, 1922 – January 23, 2019) was a Lithuanian-American filmmaker, poet, and artist who has often been called “the godfather of American avant-garde cinema”. His work has been exhibited in museums and at festivals worldwide.
Awards: Lithuanian National Prize (1995)
School: University of Mainz
Birth Place: Semeniškiai, Lithuania
Death Place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Jonas Mekas quotes :
In a meadow full of flowers, you cannot walk through and breathe those smells and see all those colors and remain angry. We have to support the beauty, the poetry, of life.Jonas Mekas