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About Alexander Calder

Bold colors, striking curvilinear shapes and a kinetic spirit that engages passersby are all part and parcel of work by Alexander Calder. This 20th century modern artist is the originator of the kinetic mobile as installation art. His pieces are a part of major collections around the world, including the National Gallery of Art's in Washington D.C. where one of his large-scale mobiles graces the central lobby. In a classic Calder mobile, large, graphic shapes in primary colors dangle from a carefully balanced structure driven by either a motor or the air in the natural environment, creating art that lives within a space. Find your own version of an Alexander Calder mobile to decorate your own home, or even use as a nursery mobile where it can engage a child with its bright shades and shapes. Look for an Alexander Calder poster that explores other facets of Calder's career, including his prints and paintings. Get to know this legendary artist and find an Alexander Calder work for your own home by exploring the large inventory of options on eBay.