Maryan was born in Nowy Sącz, Poland in 1927. During the occupation period, he and his family were sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. He spent six years in the camp, where his father , a baker, was murdered along with the rest of his family. He was shot in the leg by prison guards, resulting in it being amputated. He moved to Palestine where he studied graphics at Bezalel Art Institute. In 1950, he studied at the School of Fine Arts in Paris. In the 1960s, he moved to New York where he became an American citizen. He died in June 15, 1977 at the age of 50 from a heart attack. He was buried at Montparnasse cemetery in Paris.
The work speaks for itself.