Published on March 17, 2014
Alexander Calder American Modern Artist (1898- 1976) Inventor of the MOBILE Created by Ms. Moore Pinconning High School Art Dept.
Calder’s Childhood… • Born into a family of artists in Lawnton, Pennsylvania • Father was a prominent sculptor; Mother was a painter • In 1902, at the age of 4, Alexander created his first sculpture- a clay elephant • Discouraged from becoming an artist professionally, but supported as an artist Alexander Calder on the beach with his mother in 1909
• After studying engineering, in 1923 Calder began attending the Art Students’ League in New York • Freelance artist for the National Police Gazette • Assignment: Ringling Brothers’s and Barnum & Baily Circus- beginning of his fascination with the circus
Moved to Paris in 1926 & built a miniature circus…
Interest in Kinetic art led him to create Mobiles, an art form for which he is given credit for…
Playful with his work bringing humor and a sense of play to his work Made wire portraits Began to make moving sculptures Artist Marcel Dunchamp called Calder’s work “mobiles” from the French word “to move” Lived in Roxbury, Connecticut with his wife Louisa James almost his entire life Colorful, abstract forms in red, blue, yellow & black
Joan Miro Piet Mondrian Interested in the work of Joan Miro and Piet Mondrian…
Alexander Calder died from a heart attack in 1976. He was committed to creating art until his death.
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Der amerikanische Künstler Alexander Calder wird 1898 in Philadelphia geboren. 1915-19 absolviert er am Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New ...
The American artist Alexander Calder was born in Philadelphia in 1898. He studies engineering from 1915 to 1919 at the Stevens Institute of Technology in ...
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Alexander Calder wurde am 22. Juli 1898 in Lawton, USA, geboren. Calder studierte am Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken Ingenieurswissenschaften ...
Alexander Calder, (born July 22, 1898, Lawnton, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died November 11, 1976, New York, New York), American artist best known for his ...