Alexander Calder is an American sculptor known for both creative cell phones that seize the opportunity in aesthetics and grandiose "static" public sculptures. He did not limit his art to sculptures; he also creates paintings, jewelry, theater sets and costumes. Calder doesn't want to analyze his work saying, "All theories can be very good for the artist himself, but they shouldn't be released to others." Coming from a family of artists, Calder's work was first noticed in Paris in the 1920s and was quickly championed by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, leading to a flashback exhibition in 1943. Major flashbacks have also taken place at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Calder's works are in many enduring collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Art Gallery in Washington, DC, and the Georges Pompidou Center. in Paris.
|Born||July 22, 1898, Lawnton, Pennsylvania, US|
|Died||November 11, 1976, New York City, New York, US|
|Alma mater||Stevens Institute of Technology, Art Students League of New York|
|Movement||Kinetic art, Surrealism, Abstraction (art)|
American sculptor who was fascinated by the beauty of hanging mobiles. He made kinetic sculptures and wire figures.
He posed nude for his father's sculpture The Man Cub in 1902, the year he became interested in sculpture.
Though he specialized in sculpture, he is also known as the originator of the mobile.
His parents were Nanette Lederer and Alexander Stirling Calder.
He was friends with painter Georgia O'Keeffe.
Sculptures by Alexander Calder. Connecticut sculptor. Alumni of Stevens Institute of Technology. Former Académie de la Grande Chaumière. American Abstract Artists. Modern sculptors. The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. League of New York Art Alumni