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Calder, Alexander Stirling

Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1945 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Sculptor

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.