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Alexander Calder (USA, 1898–1976)

The American sculptor Alexander Calder is known as the father of the mobile, a moving artwork composed of delicately balanced sculptural forms suspended from the ceiling. Because his parents, both artists themselves, did not want him to suffer the hardships of trying to make a living in art, they encouraged the young Calder to study mechanical engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, New Jersey. He worked a number of jobs, including as a hydraulic engineer and draftsman for the New York Edison Company, before deciding to pursue an artistic career. He never abandoned his engineering background, however, applying his understanding of gears and moving parts in all his artworks, from mechanical toys like the Cirque Calder (1931) to his free-standing abstract sculptures, called stabiles.


     In 1926, Calder moved to Paris and established a studio in the Montparnasse quarter. He began creating the many parts of his famous miniature circus from found materials, such as wire, string, cloth, rubber and cork. Designed to be transportable, Cirque grew to fill five suitcases over the years. Always interested in putting forms in motion, Calder also pioneered a new art form called wire sculptures, which he described as “drawings in space.” Like his famous mobiles, the wire sculptures were suspended so that they turned with any movement of the air, presenting different forms when viewed from different angles.


     In the 1950s, Calder returned to his roots in mechanical engineering, creating monumental abstract sculptures that verged on the architectural. He worked from loose gestural drawings like this preparatory sketch for his Man Stabile, from 1966. Throughout his career, he also worked as a set designer for the theater, as well as an illustrator and printmaker, producing vibrant, whimsical drawings for books and journals, such as this stunning lithograph of an elephant and two cats.

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"Composition" an Original Color Lithograph signed by Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Composition" is an original lithograph by Alexander Calder, created in 1965. This print holds several shapes. A large red circle is centered near the top of the piece. Bellow it and...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder, Signed Color Lithograph, E.A. 'Artist's Proof' 1965
By Alexander Calder
Located in Van Nuys, CA
"Spirale en Trois Coleurs", 1965, a four color lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, E.A. (Artist's Proof). It is on off-white paper, 22.75" x 30.50". The print is in excellent...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Alexander Calder 1969 Lithograph Signed and Dated
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Alexander Calder lithograph, signed and dated 1969, lower right corner. Framed composition under glass.
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Mid-20th Century American Contemporary Art

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Paint

"Maeght Editeur," Original Color Lithograph Poster signed by Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Maeght Editeur" is an original color lithograph poster signed by Alexander Calder. This poster was for an exhibit on Alexander Calder's work in Paris, France. It depicts a black tre...
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1970s Post-Modern Landscape Prints

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Lithograph

"Soleil Noir," Colored Lithograph Checkered Landscape signed by Alexander Calder
By Alexander Calder
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Soleil Noir" is a color lithograph signed by Alexander Calder. The sun is black in the distance, the rays for the sun are curvy and jagged rays. The ground stretches out bellow, mos...
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1970s Post-Modern Landscape Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Signed & Dated India Ink on Paper "Stabile Drawing", USA 1946
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
A representation on paper of one of Calder's spectacular stabiles. This work is registered in the archives of The Calder Foundation. There are several gallery and museum labels affix...
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Vintage 1940s American Drawings

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Paper

Alexander Calder, Limited Edition Signed Photolithography, 1979
By Brassaï
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Signed photolithography by Alexander Calder, 1979. Stamped rotogravure reproduction of series by Bolaffiarte. Limited edition of 5000. Exemplary number 4892. Hand signed in ...
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Paper

Mid-Century Modern Etching in the Style of Calder Miro "Los Pescados" P/A Signed
By Alexander Calder, (after) Joan Miró
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a beautiful etching. Signed in lower right corner in pending. Title: Los Pescador P/A Dimensions: 5 1/2" W x 4 7/8" Tall, x 5/8" D
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Vintage 1980s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Drawings

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Wood, Paper

Stabiles - Original lithographic pop-up card - Plate signed - Maeght 1963
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER Stabiles Original lithographic pop-up card Plate signed Edited by Maeght in 1963 : Very rare invitation card for the Vernissage Open size : 15 x 33 cm (c. 6 x 13...
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1960s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, ABS

1970s Abstract Italian Midcentury Unframed Lithograph Signed & Numbered
By (after) Alexander Calder
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful abstract modern signed and numbered litho, i can't figure the signature we purchased this item in Italy, 74/100 i knows Italian artist because of the calligraphy in the num...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Large, Signed, Alexander Calder Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Signed, dated and numbered (140 /150), 1973 lithograph by iconic, American artist, Alexander Calder. Framed in a 22-karat, gold gilded, closed corner frame.
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Vintage 1970s American Prints

  • Large, Signed, Alexander Calder Lithograph
  • Large, Signed, Alexander Calder Lithograph
  • Large, Signed, Alexander Calder Lithograph
  • Large, Signed, Alexander Calder Lithograph
H 36.25 in. W 49.75 in. D 1.5 in.
Alexander Calder Signed Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in Oaks, PA
Signed Alexander Calder lithograph "Derriere le Miroir" 7/50. Includes certificate of authenticity.
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20th Century American Prints

  • Alexander Calder Signed Lithograph
  • Alexander Calder Signed Lithograph
  • Alexander Calder Signed Lithograph
  • Alexander Calder Signed Lithograph
H 22 in. W 18.5 in. D .5 in.
ALEXANDER CALDER: SIGNED BY CALDER with 8 original lithographs
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
CALDER, ALEXANDER.<br /> <br /> Fleches: Derriere le Miroir Special Number 173<br /> <br /> SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, number 57 of only 150 copies SIGNED BY CALDER.<br /> <b...
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Vintage 1960s French Books

ALEXANDER CALDER: SIGNED BY CALDER with 8 original lithographs
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
CALDER, ALEXANDER.<br /> <br /> Stabiles: Derriere le Miroir 141<br /> <br /> SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, number 69 of only 150 copies printed on Velin de Rives and SIGNED BY C...
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Vintage 1960s French Books

ALEXANDER CALDER: SIGNED BY CALDER with 7 original lithographs
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
CALDER, ALEXANDER.<br /> <br /> Gouaches et Totems: Derriere le Miroir, Special Issue 156<br /> <br /> SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, number 124 of only 150 copies SIGNED BY CALDE...
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Vintage 1960s French Books

Chevrons Noir sur Rouge et Jaune - Pencil Signed Alexander Calder Lithograph
By Alexander Calder
Located in East Hampton, NY
Chevrons Noir sur Rouge et Jaune, 1960, lithograph in colors by Alexander Calder (1898-1976) pencil signed and numbered 63/90. Dimensions for print only are as follows: 25 inches H x...
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Vintage 1960s American Prints

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Paper, Acrylic

Alexander Calder - Signed and Inscribed catalog
By Alexander Calder
Located in New York, NY
Color exhibition book for the 1965 Calder show held at Paris's Musee National d'Art Moderne and New York's Guggenheim Museum, artistically SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY CALDER (imitating t...
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Vintage 1960s French Books

Alexander Calder Large Litho.Signed and Numbered
By Alexander Calder
Located in Westport, CT
5 color Alexander Calder Signed and numbered 79/125 Large lithograph on woven paper circa 1970-75 Alexander Calder 1898-1976 american.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Prints

ALEXANDER CALDER PYRAMIDS AND SUN SIGNED AND NUMBERED
By Alexander Calder
Located in Pleasanton, CA
Alexander Calder (1898-1976) has become a household name that is synonymous with twentieth-century abstract art. Calder studied in New York and later in Paris. Calder gained internat...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder, Circus Tapestry, Signed, United States, 1975
By Alexander Calder
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Alexander Calder, (1898-1976), Circus tapestry, handwoven maguey jute fiber, dated '75, numbered 21/100, signed, United States, 1975. Measures: Height 215.9 cm, width 142.2 cm.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Tapestries

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Jute

Alexander Calder circa 1971 Signed Artist Proof Lithograph Balloons
By Alexander Calder
Located in Tustin, CA
Alexander Calder circa 1971 signed artist proof lithograph balloons. An artist's proof is a small group of prints set aside from an edition for an artist's or printer's use. Typic...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Alexander Calder Large Color Lithograph Balloons Framed Modern Artwork Signed
By Alexander Calder
Located in Bloomington, MN
Alexander Calder Authentic & Large Color Lithograph "Balloons", Professionally custom framed and listed with the Submit Best Offer option Accepting Offers Now: Up for sale here we ...
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1960s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Alexander Calder Color Lithograph Autumn Spirals Framed Modern Artwork Signed
By Alexander Calder
Located in Bloomington, MN
Alexander Calder Authentic Color Lithograph "Autumn", Professionally custom framed and listed with the Submit Best Offer option Accepting Offers Now: Up for sale here we have an Ex...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Mid-Century Modern Framed Lithograph Signed & Numbered, Alexander Calder, 1970s
By Alexander Calder
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fun, prime color, lithograph on cream woven paper, pencil signed and numbered by Alexander Calder, 50/100. In excellent condition. The dimensions of the f...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Alexander Calder Limited Edition Signed Lithograph Pyramids at Night, circa 1970
By Alexander Calder
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautiful and highly sought after image by famed American artist Alexander Calder often referred to as "Pyramids at Night/ Pyramids Vertical Desert." The lithograph is printed o...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Lithograph by Alexander Calder. Signed
Located in North Miami, FL
A signed Lithograph entitled "Three Onions" by Alexander CalderThis is a lithograph with color.<br /> I do have a certificate of Authenticity from the Park West Galleries in Southfi...
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20th Century American Prints

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Paper

Pencil signed serigraph by Alexander Calder
Located in Dallas, TX
Large original pencil signed serigraph by Alexander Calder. This is a low edition 5/75 with some slight yellowing.
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Vintage 1960s American Contemporary Art

Alexander Calder pencil signed artist proof print
Located in Dallas, TX
A wonderful print pencil signed by Calder.
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Vintage 1960s American Prints

Alexander Calder, Color lithograph, Signed and Numbered 1/115
Located in New York, NY
Alexander Calder (American 1898-1976) Untitled Color lithograph 30.5 x 22 inches (77.5 x 55.9 cm) Numbered 1/115 and Signed
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20th Century American Prints

Alexander Calder (July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) SIGNED
Located in Buchanan, MI
Alexander Calder (July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) SIGNED LITHOGRAPH IN GOLD METAL FRAME, CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY ON BACK.
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20th Century American Prints

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Paper, Ink

Autumn Harvest-Lithograph, Plate-signed and Dated
By Alexander Calder
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
Lithograph, Plate-signed (not hand-signed) and Dated "69." It is unnumbered from an edition of unknown, but presumably large size. Provenance unknown. The print measures approximate...
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1960s Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Abstract Composition - Original Lithograph - Signed in the plate
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER Abstract Composition Original lithograph, 1972 Signed in the plate On Arches vellum, size 81 x 57 cm (c. 31.9 x 22.4 in) Very good condition, paper lightly browned ...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Stabiles - Original lithographic pop-up card - Plate signed - Maeght 1963
By Alexander Calder
Located in Paris, FR
Alexander CALDER Stabiles Original lithographic pop-up card Plate signed Edited by Maeght in 1963 : Very rare invitation card for the Vernissage Open size : 15 x 33 cm (c. 6 x 13...
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1960s Abstract Geometric Abstract Prints

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ABS, Lithograph

Signed Curtis Jere "Calderesque" Painted Steel Mobile Sculpture
By Alexander Calder, Curtis Jere
Located in North Miami, FL
This wonderful sculpture has the great influence of Calder. It's long black painted arm and base arches to the end where the steel lines meet disks of blue, red and yellow...CALDERE...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Sculptures

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Steel