Carl Andre was born in 1935 in Quincy, U.S.A. He lives and works in New York City, USA.
Carl Andre is an American sculptor associated with Minimalism. He is known for abstract work made of repetitive blocks, bricks, and metal plates arranged directly on the floor. Like other Minimalists of his generation, Andre constructed his works out of industrial materials that called attention to the inherent physical structure of the piece and to the architecture of the surrounding space. Eschewing metaphor and symbolism, Andre’s work operates as a set of purely physical and perceptual concerns. Carl Andre has also developed a wide poetic and literary work.