|SCULPTOR (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)|
BORN 22 Jul 1898, Lawnton, Pennsylvania - DIED 11 Nov 1976, New York City, New York|
REAL NAME Calder, Alexander Stirling
GRAVE LOCATION Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania: West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Pencoyd 200)
Alexander Calder received a degree in mechanical engineering in 1919. From 1923 to 1925 he studied at the Art Students League, New York. His first solo exhibition took place in 1926 at The Artists Gallery, New York. In 1931 he moved to Paris and started to create his famous mobiles. In 1933 he went back to the States. Many major exhibitions followed and in 1966 he published an autobiography. His important project 'Calder's Circus' was installed at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art in 1970.