Conrad Marca-Relli (Painter) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Conrad Marca-Relli

Conrad Marca-Relli was an American artist who belonged to the early generation of New York School Abstract Expressionist artists whose artistic innovation by the 1950s had been recognized across the Atlantic, including Paris. New York School Abstract Expressionism, represented by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Marca-Relli and others became a leading art movement of the postwar era.

Born: Corrado Marcarelli, 05, 1913, Boston, Massachusetts, US
Died: 29, 2000, Parma, Italy
Nationality: United States
Education: New York School
Known for: Painting
Movement: Abstract expressionism
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About Conrad Marca-Relli

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.


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.


He was a friend of fellow painter Jackson Pollock.

Information related to Conrad Marca-Relli

  • Action painting – Action painting, sometimes called “gestural abstraction”, is a style of painting in which paint is spontaneously dribbled, splashed or smeared onto the canvas, rather than being carefully applied.
  • American emigrants to Italy
  • American expatriates in Italy
  • Abstract expressionist artists
  • Federal Art Project artists
  • Artists from Boston

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