Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

Lawnt 1898

Sculptor. His father and grandfather were also sculptors and his mother was a painter. He studied mechanical engineering and assisted to the Art Student League in L.A., where he was influenced by other artists. In 1931, he took part in the Abstraction-Creation Association. It was when his fame increased in Paris and USA, thanks to his wire sculptures, his portraits, his continuous line sketches and his abstract and motorised structures. He developed a new sculpting way, folding and rolling the wire to achieve three-dimensionality in these `air drawing´. Calder´s mobiles, named like that by Duchamp, are made of abstract forms, poetically connected and bravely coloured, that hang in a perfect balance. Calder took part on the Universal Exhibition in Montreal, in 1967. His artwork is showed in cities like Berlin, Stockholm, Hannover, Tel Aviv, Montreal, among others.