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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
Education Stevens Institute of Technology, Art Students League of New York
Known for Sculpture
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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