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Flying Colors 1

Dublin Core

Title

Flying Colors 1

Creator

Calder, Alexander

Format

22 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches

Identifier

733

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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.

Category

Town of Westport

Media

Lithograph

Media Details

Lithograph

Signature Position

Each plate is signed and dated (CA 74), lower right; each embossed with the Flying Colors Collection stamp, lower right.

Collection

Tags

Citation

Calder, Alexander, “Flying Colors 1,” Westport Public Schools Digital Collections, accessed June 14, 2021, https://collections.westportps.org/items/show/817.

Item Relations

This Item dcterms:relation Item: Westport Town Hall
This Item dcterms:creator Item: Alexander Calder
This Item dcterms:relation Item: Sunburst