Dedicated to the Memory of AmIAnnoying.com's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I Annoying.com
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
 Go
Advertising
In The News
 
Voting Station
Alexander Calder
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
Artist
    (July 22, 1898-November 11, 1976)
    Born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania
    Sculptor and painter
    Known for creating the mobile
    Sculptures include 'Aztec Josephine Baker' (1929), 'Mercury Fountain' (1937), 'Sphere Pierced by Cylinders' (1939), 'Man' (1967), 'Eagle' (1971), 'Stegosaurus' (1973) and 'Flamingo' (1974)
    Mobiles include 'Feathers' (1931), 'Lobster Trap and Fish Tail' (1939), 'S-Shaped Vine' (1946) and 'La Spirale' (1958)
    Wrote 'Animal Sketches' (1925) and 'Autobiography with Pictures' (1966)
    Posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977)
    His first artistic job was doing sketches for the National Police Gazette.
    He moved to Paris in the 1920s because 'In Paris it's a compliment to be called crazy.'
    He rejected the Presidential Medal of Freedom while alive, saying acceptance would imply agreement with the 'harsh treatment meted out to conscientious objectors and deserters.'
    His estate made the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art remove mobiles by other artists from the gift shop during a Calder exhibition.
    He designed not just sculptures and mobiles, but also toys, jewelry, stage sets for Martha Graham, carpets and even most of the kitchen utensils in his home.
    He created the Cirque Calder, a miniature circus made from wire and found objects, and staged shows that impressed fellow artists such as Piet Mondrian, Joan Miro and Marcel Duchamp.
    Robert Manley of Christie's auction house noted, 'His work is instantly likable and also recognizable.'

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 89 Votes: 55.06% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 34 Votes: 61.76% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 15 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
 
Annoying Collections
Site News