Alexander Stirling Calder
(1870 - 1945)
Alexander Stirling Calder was active/lived in Pennsylvania, California, New York. Alexander Calder is known for monumental sculpture.
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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.
returned to Philadelphia after two years in Paris and began to produce
figurative work and portraits. In 1903, he became an instructor
at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art.
After moving to New York City in 1910, he taug
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