Alexander Calder | Printable Biography
from the Hey Kid's, Meet the Artist! Index

Alexander Calder was born in 1898, in Lawnton, Pennsylvania. He was born into a family of artists. His father Alexander Stirling Calder was a prominent sculptor who created many public sculptures in the Philadelphia area. Calder's mother, Nanette Lederer Calder, was a professional portrait painter who studied art in Paris before moving to Philadelphia where she met her husband Alexander Stirling Calder. Read more...

Alexander Calder (1898-1976) American Artist, Sculptor and Toy Maker

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Image: Calder in his New York City storefront studio in the winter of 1936 @ Calder Foundation






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