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Alexander Calder






 

 Alexander Calder
 

(b Philadelphia, PA, 22 July 1898; d New York, 11 Nov 1976).

Sculptor, painter, illustrator, printmaker and designer, son of Alexander Stirling Calder. He graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1919. In 1923 he enrolled at the Art Students League in New York, where he was inspired by his teacher, John Sloan, to produce oil paintings. He became a freelance artist for the National Police Gazette in 1924, sketching sporting events and circus performances. His first illustrated book, Animal Sketching (New York, 1926), was based on studies made at the Bronx and Central Park Zoos in New York. The illustrations are brush and ink studies of animals in motion, with an accompanying text by the artist.



 


Mobile


 


Vertical Constellation with Bomb
1943



 


Red Mobile
1956


 


Mercury Fountain
1937


 


Crinkly avec disc Rouge
1973


 


L'empennage
1953


 


Mobile


 


Constellation



 


 Mobile


 


Untitled


 


Fish
1929


 


Pair of Gold Earrings
1948-1950


 


Black palette, red spike
1947


 

 
L' Elephant Noir
1973


 


Red Snail (Mobile)
1959


 


Untitled
1974


 


The White Arrow
1964


 


Otto'sMobile


 


The White Face
1969


 


Two Red Tulips

1975


 


Untitled
1966


 


White Dots on Red and Blue

1951


 


Untitled
1960


 


The Lion (Maquette)
1976


 


Red Horse


 


Flamingo


 


Oeuvre-de-Calder,  La Défense, Paris, France



 


The Crab
1962



 


La Grande Vitesse
1969


 


Flamingo
1974



 


Four Arches
1975


 


Grand Stabile Rouge
1974



 


Four Wings


 


Man
 

 

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