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Calder, Alexander Stirling

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Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1945 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Sculptor

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1870 - Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the 11th of January. Calder was the son of sculptor Alexander Milne Calder and the father of sculptor Alexander Calder.

 

1885 - Attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where he studied under the renowned Thomas Eakins.

 

1890 - Calder moved to Paris where he studied at the Academie Julian under Henri Michel Chapu.

 

       - He was accepted in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts where he entered the atelier of Alexandre Falguière.

 

1893 - Assisted father on Philadelphia City Hall, John McArthur Jr., architect.

 

1898-1899 - Witherspoon Building Figures, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

 

1902 - Returned to Philadelphia and began his career as a sculptor in earnest.

 

1906 - Worked Spandrel figures, Throop Polytechnic Institute (now the California Institute of Technology).

 

1912 - With Karl Bitter was named head of the sculpture program for the Pacific-Panama International Exposition.

 

1924 - He worked Frieze, Missouri State Capitol, architects, Jefferson City, Missouri.

 

1928 - Figures of famous actors and actresses, I Miller Building, NYC.

 

1945 - This year Alexander Stirling Calder died.

 

 

 


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