Alexander Calder

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Birthday
22, 1898
Birthplace
Lawnton, PA
Death Date
Nov 11, 1976 (78)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1898
Birthplace
Lawnton, PA
Death Date
Nov 11, 1976 (78)

About

American sculptor who was fascinated by the beauty of hanging mobiles. He made kinetic sculptures and wire figures.

Before Fame

He posed nude for his father's sculpture The Man Cub in 1902, the year he became interested in sculpture.

Trivia

Though he specialized in sculpture, he is also known as the originator of the mobile.

Family Life

His parents were Nanette Lederer and Alexander Stirling Calder.

Associated With

He was friends with painter Georgia O'Keeffe.