|Born||July 22, 1898|
Lawnton, Pennsylvania, US
|Died||November 11, 1976 (aged 78)|
New York City
|Education||Stevens Institute of Technology, Art Students League of New York|
|Awards||Presidential Medal of Freedom|
Alexander Calder (July, 22,1898 – November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor. He lived in Philadelphia, in the United States. He invented the mobile. Mobiles are a kind of sculpture where the pieces are moved by motors or the wind. Mobiles are a kind of kinetic sculpture. He also made sculptures that did not move that were called "stabiles."
Gallery[change | change source]
Man in Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Canada.
Acoustic Ceiling 1953, in the Central University of Venezuela.
The Four Elements 1961, Stockholm.
Sources[change | change source]
- Award won by Alexander Calder http://m.thelmagazine.com/TheMeasure/archives/2011/02/15/jasper-johns-gets-his-presidential-medal-of-freedom-tonight