Alexander Calder’s art has elevated modern sculpture to new heights. Renowned as the father of the mobile, Alexander Calder’s innovative linear sculptures exhibit both delicate balance and stunning movement.
American abstract artist Alexander Calder is the father of the mobile (suspended metal and wire sculptures mobilized by wind) and pioneer of kinetic art. Calder’s signature works showcase industrial materials, abstract shapes, and movement in a way that echoes performance art. Iconic Alexander Calder pieces include his mobiles and suspended sculptures Cirque Calder (1931) and Lobster Trap and Fish Tail (1939). Alexander Calder decor is often fondly compared to Joan Miro’s art