Alexander Calder (Lawton 1898 - New York 1976)

About

Alexander Calder was born in Philadelphia in 1898 and died in New York in 1976.

Alexander Calder best known for his innovation of the mobile suspended sheet metal and wire assemblies that are activated in space by air currents.

Visually fascinating and emotionally engaging, those sculptures—along with his monumental outdoor bolted sheet metal stabiles, which only imply movement—make Calder one of the most-recognizable and beloved modern artists.

He also made a smaller number of sculptures in the more-traditional materials of wood and bronze and did paintings, mostly in gouache, as well as drawings, including illustrations for books, and prints, and was an inventive designer of jewelry.

Work Selection

 Alexander  Calder - On the Moon, 1970

On the Moon, 1970

 Alexander  Calder - Wheel and stripes

Wheel and stripes

 Alexander  Calder - Untitled

Untitled

 Alexander  Calder - The crow and the fox

The crow and the fox

 Alexander  Calder - Himself

Himself

 Alexander  Calder - The yellow shock absorber

The yellow shock absorber

 Alexander  Calder - Easel with flowers

Easel with flowers

 Alexander  Calder - The waves

The waves