fbpx
Skip to main content
Telfair Academy will be closed Monday, August 19-Wednesday August 21.
Artist
Conrad Marca-Relli
Title
Unique Sculpture – Untitled
Date
1968
Medium
painted metal and plaster
Dimensions
18 1/8 × 12 1/2 × 5 1/8 inches (46 × 31.8 × 13 cm)
Tags
Sculpture
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight H. Emanuelson.
Accession Number
1999.13.2
Conrad Marca-Relli was born in Boston to Italian parents in 1913. Well-travelled and educated at the Cooper Union Institute in New York, he also served in the Army during World War II. In New York, Marca-Relli was a founding member of the Eighth Street Club along with other early primary figures of the Abstract Expressionist movement.

Marca-Relli believed abstraction should be emotionally moving, and he used psychologically affecting shapes and textures to evoke emotions. Marca-Relli took a constructive approach to image-making, building up surfaces by cutting out and applying shapes to canvas or metal supports. Marca-Relli is best-known for elevating the status of collage in art to its current status, where it now carries its own formal and emotive qualities.
Mailing Address
Telfair Museums
PO Box 10081
Savannah, GA 31412
Phone Number
912.790.8800
eNewsletter Signup
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Signup
© 2019 Telfair Museums. All rights reserved.