(1898 - 1976)
Alexander (Sandy) Calder was active/lived in Connecticut, New York / France. Alexander Calder is known for kinetic sculpture, modernist drawing.
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One of America's best known sculptors, "Sandy" Calder became most
famous for his kinetic abstract mobiles. He also did floor
pieces, was a painter in watercolor, oil and gouache, did etchings and
serigraphs, and made jewelry and tapestries as well designed theater
stage settings and architectural interiors.
His art reflects
his reputation of being a beloved, decent human being who continually
searched for fun and humor in that around him. He was highly
independent from luxuries and focused on creativity. His last
words, "I'll do it myself", tell the story of his life.
born in Philadelphia, the son of Alexander Sterling Calder and the
grandson of Alexander Milne Calder, well-known sculptors of publ
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