Calder, Alexander: Signature

Calder, Alexander

1898 Pennsylvania ‐ 1976 New York

Short information about the artist

Alexander Calder initially learned drawing and sculpture techniques self-taught before taking drawing lessons with the British painter Clinton Balmer in 1922 and then attending further courses at the Art Students League in New York until 1926.
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Alexander Calder initially learned drawing and sculpture techniques self-taught before taking drawing lessons with the British painter Clinton Balmer in 1922 and then attending further courses at the Art Students League in New York until 1926.

Paris

Several stays in Paris followed, as well as studying at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and Calder’s first solo exhibition. In 1932 he joined the artist group ‘Abstraction-Création’, in which painters such as Wassily Kandinsky, Hans Arp, Franz Kupka and Lucio Fontana were represented.

Miró

Alexander Calder also met his Spanish colleague Joan Miró in Paris. The friendship between the two lasted a lifetime and led time and again to a lively artistic exchange between Calder and Mirò, which is often reflected in their works.

Exhibition and Foundation

As one of the main representatives of so-called ‘kinetic sculpture’, Alexander Calder was seen at the first exhibitions of ‘documenta’ (I-III) in Kassel. The Calder Foundation has been dedicated to his estate since 1987.