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 Alexander Stirling Calder  (1870 - 1945)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/California/New York      Known for: monumental sculpture

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BIOGRAPHY for Alexander Calder
1870 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
1945 (New York City)

Pennsylvania/California/New York

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monumental sculpture

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San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
Alexander Stirling Calder was a sculptor working in the Beaux-Arts* style.  The son of Alexander Milne Calder, and the father of Alexander (Sandy) Calder, he was born in Philadelphia.  At the age of sixteen, he enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts*, where he studied drawing with Thomas Eakins.  In 1890 he left to study at the Academie Julian* in Paris under Henri Chapu and with Alexandre Falguiere at Ecole des Beaux-Arts*, Paris, France.

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