Alexander Calder Paintings

Alexander Calder (July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor who is famous for being the innovator of the mobile, a kinetic sculpture that is delicately balanced or suspended. It is designed to move with the airflow or when gently touched and sometimes by motor power. He also produced stationary sculptures known as stabiles. Calder came from an artistic background, his father was a sculptor and his mother was a painter. Some of Calder’s earliest sculptures were created as a child, small gifts for his parents carefully crafted out of a brass sheet. Calder was also known for his miniature circus, created out of found materials. He enjoyed making jewelry for his friends and even designed many stage sets for theater. Calder was no doubt a very eclectic and skilled artist.

Paintings by Alexander Calder in Chronological Order:

Blue Feather, 1948 Boomerangs, 1941 Elephant, 1928
Finny Fish, 1948 Form Against Yellow (Yellow Panel), 1936 Gibraltar, 1936
Helen Wills, 1927 La Grande Vitesse, 1969 Lobster Trap and Fish Tail, 1939
Object with Red Ball, 1931 Red Mobile, 1956 Snow Flurry, 1948
Steel Fish, 1934 The Star, 1960 The Y, 1960

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