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Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder, by Carl Van Vechten, 1947
Alexander Calder, by Carl Van Vechten, 1947
Born (1898-07-22)July 22, 1898
Lawnton, Pennsylvania, US
Died November 11, 1976(1976-11-11) (aged 78)
New York City
Nationality United States
Field Sculpture
Training Stevens Institute of Technology, Art Students League of New York
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom

Alexander Calder (July, 22,1898 - November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor. He lived in Philadelphia, in the United States. He invented the mobile. Mobiles are a kind of sculpture where the pieces are moved by motors or the wind. Mobiles are a kind of kinetic sculpture. He also made sculptures that did not move that were called "stabiles."

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