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Alexander Calder






 

 Alexander Calder
 

(b Philadelphia, PA, 22 July 1898; d New York, 11 Nov 1976).

Sculptor, painter, illustrator, printmaker and designer, son of Alexander Stirling Calder. He graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1919. In 1923 he enrolled at the Art Students League in New York, where he was inspired by his teacher, John Sloan, to produce oil paintings. He became a freelance artist for the National Police Gazette in 1924, sketching sporting events and circus performances. His first illustrated book, Animal Sketching (New York, 1926), was based on studies made at the Bronx and Central Park Zoos in New York. The illustrations are brush and ink studies of animals in motion, with an accompanying text by the artist.




 


La Bete


 


Le profil qui disparait


 


Fish and Anchor
1969


 


Satellites
1964


 


Sun and Cones
1973


 


Untitled
1968


 


Untitled
1971


 


Tamanoir
1963


 


Gratte Ciel
1962


 


Untitled
1967


 


Many Black Moons
1965


 


Abstract Circles


 


Untitled
1968


 


The Black Elephant
1973


 


Forms


 


Enviroment and Evolution


 


Untitled
1972


 


Sun, Snake and Fish
1970


 


Bird's Nest
1971


 


Two half Disks
1971


 


Red Sun, Black Moon
1975


 


Stabiles
1970


 


Over the Red Wall
1964


 


Untitled
1946


 


Phrygien et Barre de Fer
1969


 


Butterflies and Spiral
1975


 


Composition with Black Spirals and Circle with Red
1970


 


Composition with Helices and Circles
1970


 


Untitled
1962


 


On the Moon
1970


 


Clown
1976


 


Pyramids and Circles
1970


 


Untitled
1955


 


Composition
1970


 


Sun and Moon
1976


 


La Mousson
1965


 


Horse Tricks
1944


 


Untitled


 


Spider's Nest
1975


 


Spirale et Triangle Rouge
1970


 


Le Portrait de Constantin
1974


 


Rehearsal
1974


 


Santa Claus
1974


 


L'éléphant bleu

1976


 


Acrobats


 


Eagle
1975


 


Dice

1974


 


Striped Face
1970


 


Rainbow Hair
1965

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