Black Ground with Red and White Shapes
Alexander Calder (1898-1976) was born in Connecticut. He is best known for his three dimensional brightly-painted sculptures (called stabiles) and mobiles. They range in scale from table-top sized works to massive outdoor installations. He also worked in painting and printmaking. He illustrated several books, including Fables of Aesop in 1931 and Three Young Rats in 1944. Calder is the son of sculptor and teacher A. Stirling Calder.