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Alexander Calder

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Alexander Calder

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Biography

Alexander Calder (1898–1976) is a central figure in twentieth-century American art. He worked as a painter, illustrator, printmaker, and designer but is best known for his lyrically abstracted sculptures. Calder’s innovative use of wire introduced the elegance of line work to metal sculpture and paved the way for his playfully balanced three-dimensional mobiles, often suspended in space. Calder spent much of his career in Paris, France, where he interacted with figures of the European avant-garde including Joan Miró and Piet Mondrian. Calder’s mature work was characterized by the extroverted energy displayed in his mobiles, stabiles, and standing mobiles. Along with an impressive oeuvre of smaller, delicate works, his monumental stabiles solidified Calder’s legacy within twentieth-century art.

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“Alexander Calder,” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed April 23, 2019, https://collections.westportps.org/items/show/2016.

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