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Alexander Calder

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1898-1976 Alexander 'Sandy' Calder http://www.rogallery.com/Calder_Alexander/calder-biography.htm
http://www.biography.com/people/alexander-calder-9235034 La Spirale for UNESCO Man (L'Homme)
- He was born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania, United States on July 22, 1898; in a family of artists.
- His father, Alexander Stirling Calder, was a well known sculptor who created many public installations.
- His grandfather, Alexander Milne Calder, is also well-known for his sculptural decorations of Philadelphia's City Hall.
- Sandy's mother, Nanette, was a professional portrait artist. Who was?
In what discipline did he work
with which movement or school was he associated
where was he from
where did he work
when was he born
which important pieces did he create
what is he best known for today
other interesting facts - Calder is famously known for introducing his modern art- the mobile. After obtaining his mechanical engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and before enrolling at the Art Students Legue in New York City in 1923, Calder worked at various jobs. He did line drawings for the National Police Gazette. - In 1925, Calder published his first book (Animal Sketches) and also produced oil paintings. From 1926- 1930, he began to carve figures in woods.
- Calder moved to Paris in June 1936. There he took classes at Academie de la Grande Chaumiere and made his first wire sculptures. - In the 1950's, Calder focused his attention on producing monumental sculptures. Some of his most famous work includes... in Paris, 1958 For Expo 67 in Montreal, Canada "El Sol Rojo" for 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City Some examples of mobiles created by Alexander Calder... For your "Alexander Calder" inspired art piece, we want you all to create a mobile out of any type of material you want.
(A good starting point would be wire and paper!)
Be creative! During his visit to Piet Mondrian's studio, Calder began to work in an abstract style.He was also inspired by Joan Miro's work and playfulness of DaDa. Piet Mondrian's studio Joan Miro Dada Calder worked throughout his career in many art forms. He produced drawings, oil paintings, watercolors, etchings, gouache and serigraphy. He also designed jewelry, tapestry, theatre settings and architectural interiors. Inspirations:
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