Collection: Alexander Calder   1898 - 1976 

Alexander Calder, August 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976 was an American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of moving sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended shapes that move in response to touch or air currents. Calder’s monumental stationary sculptures are called stabiles.

Calder also produced wire figures, which are like drawings made in space, and notably a miniature circus work that was performed by the artist. First one-man exhibition at the Weyhe Gallery, New York, 1928. Between 1928-33 he lived mainly in Paris, where he became friendly with Miró and Pascin, and joined the group Abstraction-Creation in 1931.