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Transcript of Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder was a very well known American sculptor known as the originator of the mobil, which is a type of moving sculpture. It was made with different shapes that move in response to touch or air currents. He was born on July 22, 1848, in Lawinton, Pennsylvania, USA. He then died on November 11, 1976 in New York City, USA. Nobody knew the cause of his death but did investigate. His spouse was Louisa James, and had no children.
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His parents were Nanette Lederer, and Alexander Stirling Calder. He had
Alexander was born into a family of a long line of sculptors. At the age of eight he was creating jewelry for his sisters dolls. A few years later his family moved to Pasadena, California so he can persuade his career and ambitious. He then decided to study mechanical engineering. After that he moved one step higher to reach his dream, he moved to New York and enrolled into the Art Students League. Many famous artists noticed him such as Thomas Hart Benton, George Luks, Kenneth Hays Miller, and many more. Soon after he finished years in art school in 1926 he than stated making mechanical toys.
One of the sculptors Alexander made was