Conrad Marca-Relli

1913 · United States

Artist biography

Conrad Marca-Relli is seen as an established artist, who was born in the United States. Conrad Marca-Relli was born in 1913. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Dorothea Tanning, Louise Bourgeois, Agnes Martin, Jackson Pollock and Philip Guston.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Conrad Marca-Relli's work is available for viewing at Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York, the United States. Conrad Marca-Relli's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Solo Exhibition at Ronchini Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 04 October 2019 until 30 January 2020. Conrad Marca-Relli's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Rosenberg & Co. in New York (10 January 2020 - 12 February 2020) with the name A Century of Collage and Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York (03 February 2020 - 27 March 2020) with the name Paper Power. Conrad Marca-Relli's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called SummerSelections and took place at Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York, the United States from the 23 July 2019 to 22 August 2019.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most powerful art hub in the world. Leading art movements established and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence over the international visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political systems. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Conrad Marca-Relli

Conrad Marca-Relli was born in 1913 and was primarily inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is epitomised by the conflict between many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. Artistic output in the United States was heavily impacted at the time by the Great Depression, and a number of artists took to focusing on ideas of modesty and the ordinary man. For the first time in US history, artists began to explore into political subjects and attempted to use their art to impact society. Themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes were predominant in many artists’ work.

Conrad Marca-Relli

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