Conrad Marca-Relli

(American, 1913–2000)

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Conrad Marca-Relli

F-S-15-59, 1959

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Conrad Marca-Relli

Untitled, 1969

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Takes his first art classes, from the sculptor Onorio Ruotolo, director of a private art school.
Attends classes at the Cooper Union.
1931 - 1934
Does occasional illustrations and covers for newspapers and periodicals.
Establishes his own studio, in Greenwich Village.
1935 - 1938
Joins WPA (Works Progress Administration), first as a teacher and then creating paintings for the Federal Art Project, Easel and Mural Divisions.
Participates in the founding of the Artists’ Club. Active in the organization of the Ninth Street Show.
Organizes the Second Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture (successor to the original Ninth Street Show) at the Stable Gallery.
1954 - 1955
Visiting critic, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Receives the Logan Medal, First Prize, The Art Institute of Chicago, for his picture, Seated Figure, 1953–54, which is acquired by the museum.
Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley, CA.


2012 - 2013
"INsite/INchelsea" Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York
"Conrad Marca-Relli: The Architecture of Action" Ronshini Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Some Assembly Required: Assemblage & Collage, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California.
Conrad Marca-Relli: City to Town, Knoedler & Company, New York. (solo)
Conrad Marca-Relli: The Springs Years, 1953–1956, Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center, East Hampton, New York (solo)
2009 - 2010
Selected Works by Gallery Artists, Knoedler & Company.
The Sweeney Decade: Acquisitions of the 1959 Inaugural, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Conrad Marca-Relli: The New York Years 1945–1967, Knoedler & Company, New York. (solo)
Manzoni: A Retrospective, Gagosian Gallery, New York.
Abstract Expressionism: Further Evidence (Part One: Painting), Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York.

Public Collections

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Jersey City Museum, New Jersey
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, The University of Oklahoma, Norman
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, Michigan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
Denver Art Museum, Colorado


David Anfam, Magdalena Dabrowski, et al. Conrad Marca-Relli (Milan: Bruno Alfieri, 2008).
Luca Massimo Barbero, et al. Conrad Marca-Relli (Milan: Electa, 1998).
Daniel Giralt-Mircle. Marca-Relli (Barcelona: Polígrafa, 1976). Preface by Harold Rosenberg
H[jorvardur] H[arvard] Arnason. Marca-Relli (New York: Abrams, 1963).
Parker Tyler. Marca-Relli, The Pocket Museum (Paris: Editions Georges Fall, 1960).