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Alexander Calder

Sculptor Alexander Calder

Profession: Sculptor

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: A leading figure in the worlds of kinetic art, surrealism and abstraction, Calder invented the sculptures known as 'mobiles', where delicately balanced or suspended shapes move in response to touch or air currents.

Born: July 22, 1898
Birthplace: Lawnton, Pennsylvania, USA
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: November 11, 1976 (aged 78)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Events in the Life of Alexander Calder

  • 1984-05-09 Alexander Calder's "Big Crinkly" sells for $852,000

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