Conrad Marca-Relli

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Birthday
5, 1913
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Aug 29, 2000 (87)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
5, 1913
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Aug 29, 2000 (87)

About

Abstract Expressionist artist whose fellow New York School members included Willem De Kooning and Franz Kline.

Before Fame

He spent the early years of his career painting murals as part of the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. He was also awarded the Logan Medal of the Arts and served in the United States Army during World War II.

Trivia

He exhibited his work at the famous Ninth Street Show in 1951.

Family Life

He was born in Boston, but his father Cosimo moved him, his brothers, and his sisters to New York City when Conrad was 13. He married Anita Gibson in 1951.

Associated With

He was a friend of fellow painter Jackson Pollock.