Alexander CALDER

Alexander Calder (1898- 1976) was an American sculptor and painter born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania. In 1919, he received an engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey and from 1923 to 1925, he attended the Art Students League, New York. Calder is widely considered to be one of the most important American sculptors of the 20th century. He is best known for innovative kinetic sculptures powered by air currents, the “mobiles” and his colorful, whimsical abstract monumental sculptures, or “stabile”. Although primarily known as a sculptor, Calder was a prodigious artist with a restless creative spirit, whose diverse practice included painting and printmaking, miniatures (such as his famous Cirque Calder), children’s book illustrations, theater set design, jewelry design, tapestries and rugs, and political posters.   Calder's public commissions are on view in cities all over the world and his work has been the subject of numerous museum exhibitions, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1998, traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California); The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. (1998–99); Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford (2000); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2000); Iwaki City Art Museum, Japan (2000, traveled to The Museum of Modern Art, Japan; Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art, Japan; The Museum of Art, Japan; Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, Japan; Nagoya City Art Museum, Japan); Storm King Art Center, New York (2001–03); Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (2003, traveled to Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, through 2004); Foundation Beyeler, Switzerland (2004, traveled to Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., through 2005); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California (2013); Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2014); Fondation Beyeler, Basel (2014); Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2015); and Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Saint Louis (2015).

  • Abstracting the Real

    Abstracting the Real

    Geneva

    September 28, 2018 - October 12, 2018

  • Masters Unveiled

    Masters Unveiled

    Zurich

    June 08, 2018 - June 30, 2018

  • American Icons

    American Icons

    Paris

    March 16, 2018 - March 31, 2018

  • Giving back to Nature

    Giving back to Nature

    Beirut

    May 17, 2017 - June 03, 2017

  • Grand Opening Miami

    Grand Opening Miami

    Miami

    March 24, 2016 - April 10, 2016

  • Icons of Art II

    Icons of Art II

    Dubai

    January 22, 2016 - February 25, 2016

  • Between Sky and Earth by Calder and Dubuffet

    Between Sky and Earth by Calder and Dubuffet

    Geneva

    September 24, 2015 - October 10, 2015

  • Tempo

    Tempo

    Monaco

    July 10, 2015 - July 31, 2015

  • Miró / Calder / Dubuffet

    Miró / Calder / Dubuffet

    London

    October 14, 2014 - October 31, 2014

  • Abstract Experiences: Beyond the Real

    Abstract Experiences: Beyond the Real

    Hong Kong

    May 23, 2014 - June 13, 2014

  • Visions of Abstraction

    Visions of Abstraction

    Dubai

    March 11, 2014 - March 25, 2014

  • In Black & White

    In Black & White

    Geneva

    December 06, 2013 - December 21, 2013

  • Collection de Maîtres, un siècle d’Art Moderne

    Collection de Maîtres, un siècle d’Art Moderne

    Paris

    April 06, 2012 - April 27, 2012

  • Pop and Photography

    Pop and Photography

    Miami

    December 29, 2008 - January 10, 2009