Alexander Calder

American (Lawnton, Pennsylvania, 1898 - 1976, New York City, New York)

Alexander Calder is best known for his hanging, mobile sculpture. He initially studied mechanical engineering, but soon changed course and became a professional artist like his parents and grandfather before him. Calder traveled frequently in the late

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