Carl Andre Biography

Sculptor, Artist (1935–)
Artist Carl Andre created sculptures with wood and large sheets of metal. Andre was tried for his wife’s murder in 1985, but was acquitted.


Artist Carl Andre was born on September 16, 1935, in Quincy, Massachusetts. He studied at Phillips Academy from 1951 to 1953 and served in the army for one year. He moved to New York City in 1957 and married Ana Mendieta. He produced sculptural work out of wood and metal. In 1985, his wife fell from their apartment window and died. He was tried but acquitted for her murder.

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