n.d. Alexander Calder Born: Lawnton, Pennsylvania 1898 Died: New York, New York 1976 metal: brass/gilded length: 10 in. (25.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Calder 1968.7.1 Not currently on view
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“The sun shone on [Calder’s] life. What he seemed to want most was to see or hear something delightful . . . His hands were so deft and unhesitatingly sure. He seemed more like someone at play than an artist.” Arthur Miller, playwright, Smithsonian 32, May 2001
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Alexander Calder made numerous pieces of jewelry throughout his career, including an engagement ring for his wife, Louisa. He was one of the first artist-jewelers to experiment with ordinary metals and stones during the 1930s, and would often include copper wire, glass, or leather in his spiraling designs.
decorative arts - jewelry
About Alexander Calder
Born: Lawnton, Pennsylvania 1898 Died: New York, New York 1976