Description - Conrad Marca-Relli by David Anfam
Conrad Marca-Relli (Boston, 1913 - Parma, 2000) was one of the main protagonists of the New York School of Abstract Expressionism. His works are present in many prestigious museums and collections in the United States and Europe. His artistic oeuvre has grown continuously in the course of six decades and possesses an aesthetic quality, a creative vigor, and an individual independence which can easily hold its own alongside the works of other great masters of Expressionism. In particular, his collage technique stands out as a special feature of his artistic method. In combination with drip-painting, his gestural painting and action painting has spawned images of breath-taking density, strong in material presence and expressive intensity. His works always attest to a search for new artistic forms of communication, and ever since the 1940s right through the 1990s they unfold a unique spectrum of new techniques, creative discoveries and aesthetic solutions.Conrad Marca-Relly held his first one-man exhibition in New York in 1947.
Later he founded, together with Rothko, Franz Kline, de Kooning and others, the Eighth Street Club and was among the promoters of the Ninth Street Abstract Expressionists' show. In 1951, after a stay in Europe, he moved to East Hampton, Long Island. He received numerous awards and teaching appointments: the Logan Medal of the Art Institute of Chicago (1954), Visiting Critic at Yale University (1954-1955) and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (1958). Retrospective in the Whitney Museum of American Art (1967). In the 1970s and 1980s his work was being exhibited in some of the most important American galleries and museums. In 1997 he moved to Europe. Retrospectives in the Peggy Guggenheim Foundation in Venice (1998) and in Darmstadt, Mathildenhohe Institute (2000).
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