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  1. Alexander Calder was an American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended components which move in response to motor power or air currents. Calder’s stationary sculptures are called stabiles. He also produced numerous wire figures, notably for a miniature circus.
  2. Alexander Calder, a New Yorker, became the first mayor of Beaumont, Texas, on August 8, 1840.
    • also known as Mayor Alexander Calder
    • born in (209 years ago)
    • profession: Lawyer
    • died on (162 years ago)
  3. Alexander Calder is a musical artist.
  4. Alexander Calder is an actor.

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Google previewThe Baby Name Wizard, Revised 3rd Edition (2013)

A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby by Laura Wattenberg

Nicknames: Cal 130 TOdlY Sisters: Afton, Harper, Flannery, Auden, Marlowe, Briar, Carson Brothers: Miles, Cooper, Sawyer, Beckett, Dashiell, Flynn * Artist Alexander Calder is an icon of creative invention. The beauty of this name is that ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (2011)

by Joan M. Marter

Marter: “Alexander Calder: Cosmic Imagery and the Use of ...

Google previewThe Shengold Jewish Encyclopedia (2003)

by Mordecai Schreiber, Alvin I. Schiff, Leon Klenicki

Jackson Pollock, the abstract expressionist; Alexander Calder, of mobile sculpture fame; Jim Dine, a leading pop artist; and Morris Hirshfield, a leading naive painter. In Israel, art officially begins at the start of the 20th century with sculptor Boris ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Sixties (2011)

A Decade of Culture and Counterculture by Abbe A. Debolt, James S. Baugess

Alexander Calder is a sculptor who ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Contemporary Art (2016)

by Ann Lee Morgan

Alexander Calder Ackermann, Marion. Alexander Calder: Avant-Garde in Motion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. Borchardt-Hume, Achim, ed. Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press ...

Google previewDictionary of Film Makers (1972)

by Georges Sadoul, Peter Morris

Alexander Calder: From the Circus to the Moon ...

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To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there's no such thing as perfect. (Alexander Calder)
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