Alexander Calder

Creator of the movable mobiles

Early Life

  • Born: July 22, 1898 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

  • Died: November 11,1976 in New York, New York, United States

  • Calder began making toys, gadgets, and jewelry from materials that he found around his house

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Family History

  • His family was full of artist.
  • His mother, {Nanette Laderer Calder},was an accomplished painter.
  • His father, Alexander Milne Calder}, was a popular sculptor.
  • His grandfather, was also a well-known sculptor.

Geting Involved

  • In 1923, he started to study at the Arts Students League in New York.
  • That was when he spent two weeks in the spring sketching scenes at the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus in 1925
  • Calder had began experimenting with a large scale wire sculpture, many of these sculptures where three-dimensional. These sculptures brought a big interest into his carrier.
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