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 Alexander Milne Calder  (1846 - 1923)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania / Scotland      Known for: sculptor-heroic statue, architectural decoration

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1846 (Aberdeen, Scotland)
 
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1923

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Pennsylvania / Scotland

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Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Alexander Milne Calder made Pennsylvania his home in 1868 and earned the commission to create the decorative sculptural program for the City Hall of Philadelphia.  This project consumed much of his career, and while supervising it, he oversaw a small army of artisans and workmen who used Old World skills in the "tremendous decorative sculptural program" (Baigell 58)

One of his best-known works is likely the huge statue of William Penn on top of the (showing 500 of 1242 characters).



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