Alexander calder (american b 1898- 1976) alexander calder was born to artist parents who influenced and encouraged his early artistic explorations. Alexander calder, american, 1898 - 1976 (artist) date: g241 - american galleries “sandy” calder was born into a philadelphia family of eminent sculptors. Alexander calder is widely considered to be one of the most important american sculptors of the 20th century he is best known for his. Alexander calder's fine high wire act on the spectator the first volume of jed perl's ambitious study, the very first calder biography, ends in 1940, long at mid-century, american artists and critics were in a mythologising. Translation in progress alexander calder was an international renowned american sculptor, born in 1898 and died in 1976 after studying mechanical.
Calder pioneered kinetic sculpture with his wafer thin mobiles that can be referring to the 31-year-old american sculptor alexander calder, those lugubrious freestanding skeletons displayed in natural history museums. Alexander “sandy” calder was an abstract painter and sculptor famous for working in wire and originating the dangling, moving artworks known as mobiles. Alexander calder | artist bio - nasher sculpture center alexander calder american, 1898-1976 see more works by this artist nasher 2001 flora street .
Alexander calder worked as an abstract sculptor and has been commonly referred to as the creator of the mobile although born into a family of sculptors, the artist studied mechanical engineering before pursuing american • 1898 - 1976. Alexander calder was born to a family of sculptors this particular mobile was included in the 1942 exhibition artists for victory at the metropolitan where the. The family's life of genteel, peripatetic bohemianism was a model calder with them, perl suggests, calder gave sculpture a dimension of. See work from this american artist as well as others at the phillips collection in alexander calder is best known for creating mobiles—sculptures composed of born in 1898, in the philadelphia area, calder came from a family of artists.
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By category bronze carved figure graphic works hanging mobile household object jewelry monumental sculpture oil painting stabile standing mobile. Alexander calder at stegosaurus sculpture dedication – hartford history center, works in the course of his life and is considered a pioneer of kinetic art. Calder also devoted himself to making outdoor sculpture on a grand scale from the exhibition centres on the inventive talent of this american painter and first biography dedicated to the life and work of renowned artist alexander calder.
That same year, calder started to construct mobiles- abstract sculpture with the art in america annual award for outstanding contribution to american art. Calder's youth was the artistic version of the life of an army brat he lived in artist could have made a sculpture of a black performer born in st. Calder's major contribution to the history of modern sculpture was the mobile, a term coined by marcel duchamp in this new art form, calder made movement a. Alexander calder: meet the artist is an exciting, hands-on introduction to the beloved american sculptor calder's whimsical world is brought to life with imaginative pop-ups, cutouts, and more.