- ANDRE Carl
born 1935 Quincy (MA)
- 1951-1953: Carl Andre studied at the Phillips Academy, Andover.
- 1954: Travelled through England and France.
- 1958/9: Came to know Stella whose comic strips (Black Series), together with Brancusi's works, inspired him to create his first large wood sculptures.
- 1960-1964: Worked on the Pennsylvania railroad as a brakeman and conductor.
- 1964: Took part in "8 Young Americans", an exhibition of the works of sculptors using a formalised, minimalist language. Developed grounded sculptures (Element Series) based on identical wooden units arranged in horizontal configurations on the ground.
- 1965: First solo-exhibition in the Tibor de Nagy gallery, New York.
- 1967: From this date applied his module technique to metal sculptures: arrangements of iron, aluminium or copper plates laid out flat on the floor to be walked over.
- 1968: Participated in documenta 4 in Kassel and in the exhibition of Minimal Art at the Geementemuseum in the Hague, where he was presented as a leading exponent of this movement. Gave sculpture a new direction by redefining its spatial location.
- 1982: Participated in documenta 7 in Kassel.
- There are examples of his work in New York (M of MA), Guggenheim).
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