Alexander Calder


Born in 1898 in Lawnton; he developed an innovative method of sculpting, bending, and twisting wire to create three-dimensional “drawings in space.”

Alexander Calder,  (born July 22, 1898, Lawnton, Pennsylvania; died November 11, 1976, New York, New York), was an american artist best known for his innovation of the mobile suspended sheet metal and wire assemblies that are activated in space by air currents.

Visually fascinating and emotionally engaging, those sculptures – along with his monumental outdoor bolted sheet metal stabiles, which only imply movement –make Calder one of the most-recognizable and beloved modern artists.

He also made a smaller number of sculptures in the more-traditional materials of wood and bronze and did paintings, mostly in gouache, as well as drawings, including illustrations for books, and prints, and was an inventive designer of jewelry.

Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder
Lawnton, 1898

Past Exhibitions

Continuing Abstraction

Gagosian Basel
10/06/2019 — 16/06/2019

The World According to…

Pace 32 East 57th Street
13/02/2019 — 23/03/2019

Lord Duveen, My Pictures Never Look So Marvellous As When You Are Here

Lévy Gorvy – London
28/09/2018 — 12/01/2019

Art & Jewelry

Custot Gallery
19/03/2018 — 02/06/2018

Cahiers d’Art: From Calder to Sugimoto

21/02/2018 — 05/05/2018

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Lawnton Country of birth: Pennsylvania Date of birth: 1898