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Alexander Calder

 (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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Alexander Calder

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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.

He was born in Philadelphia, the son of Alexander Sterling Calder and the grandson of Alexander Milne Calder, well-known sculptors of publ  ...  Displaying 750 of 30698 characters.



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About  Alexander Calder

Born:  1898 - Lawnton, Pennsylvania
Died:   1976 - New York City
Known for:  kinetic sculpture, modernist drawing