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Oral history interview with Conrad Marca-Relli, 1965 June 10

Marca-Relli, Conrad, 1913-2000

Painter, Collagist


Collection Information

Size: 57 Pages Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tapes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 36 min. Sound quality is poor.

Summary: An interview of Conrad Marca-Relli conducted 1965 June 10, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Conrad Marca-Relli (1913-2000) was a painter and collage artist; New York, N.Y. He was born in Boston, Mass. He taught at Yale University, University of California at Berkeley, and the New College in Sarasota, Fla. He was one of the artists that developed collage to a high art form. He died Aug. 28, 2000, at age 87.


This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Conrad Marca-Relli, 1965 June 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.