Born in Philadelphia in
1898 as the son and grandson of sculptors, Alexander Calder was educated at
Stevens Institute of Technology, and at the Art Student's League. He also
studied in Paris and was influenced by the artwork of Mondrian.
A legendary figure in the
American art world, listed artist Alexander AKA Sandy Calder is well known for
his mobiles, stabiles (whose word he coined), sculptures, and colorful abstract paintings and
lithographs. He was responsible for coining the word "Stabile" after exhibiting
his first moving sculpture in a show organized by Marcel Duchamp.
Alexander Calder's work
is in many museums worldwide, as well as several corporate and private
collections, and has made him a household name.
He died in 1976.