Alexander Calder

Sculpture, Visual Artist

1898 – 1976

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Who was Alexander Calder?

Alexander Calder was an American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended components which move in response to motor power or air currents. Calder’s stationary sculptures are called stabiles. He also produced numerous wire figures, notably for a miniature circus.

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Born
Jul 22, 1898
Lawnton
Also known as
  • Sandy Calder
Parents
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Lowell High School
    (1912 - 1915)
  • Bachelor's degree, Stevens Institute of Technology
    Mechanical Engineering
    (1915 - 1919)
  • Académie de la Grande Chaumière
  • Art Students League of New York
    (1923 - 1926)
  • Académie Julian
  • Germantown Academy
Lived in
  • Connecticut
  • Pennsylvania
  • Lawnton
Died
Nov 11, 1976
New York

Submitted
on July 23, 2013