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Alexander Calder

 (1846 - 1923)
Alexander Milne Calder was active/lived in Pennsylvania / Scotland.  Alexander Calder is known for sculptor-heroic statue, architectural decoration.

Biography   Alexander Calder


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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 City Hall in Philadelphia.  With naturalistic likeness, it is based on Benjamin West's depiction of the state's founder and is 36 feet tall and weighs 26 tons.  This project was the main focus of Calder's professional life between 1886 a   ...  Displaying 750 of 1235 characters.

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