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Alexander Stirling Calder
Birth: Jan. 11, 1870
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1945
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Sculptor. Alexander Stirling Calder was the son of the renowned artist Alexander Milne Calder, who influenced his work and taught him most of what he applied in his later works. A. Stirling Calder was taught by Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as well as at the Académie Julian in Paris and the renowned École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts alongside with other popular and recognized artists of that time. Through his studies, Alexander Stirling Calder gained a lot of experience on the field of sculpting, so that he, too, became a popular artist. In later years, he even taught anatomy and sculpting in Philadelphia and New York. For the most part however, he concentrated on portraits of famous persons such as models or actresses, but Alexander Stirling Calder also brought several nude art plastics into being. The best-known sculptures by A.Stirling Calder include his legendary depiction of George Washington on the Washington Square Arch in New York as well as the Swann Memorial Fountain in Philadelphia. In addition, Alexander Stirling Calder also created many smaller sculptures which were mostly made of bronze or plaster, as well as architectural sculpture. On a personal note, A. Stirling was married to a painter named Nanette Calder, they had a son named Alexander "Sandy" Calder whom was born on July 22, 1898 in Philadelphia, Alexander "Sandy" Calder would also grow to become a famous sculptor in his own right. A. Stirling Calder died in New York from funnel chest syndrome, which he developed while working on his final sculpture, titled "Sicilian Nectar". (bio by: Shock) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Alexander Milne Calder (1846 - 1923)
  Margaret Stirling Calder (1842 - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
  Nanette Lederer Calder (1866 - 1960)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Calder Hayes (1896 - 1988)*
  Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alexander Stirling Calder (1870 - 1945)
  Walter Douglas Calder (1875 - 1899)*
  Norman Day Calder (1879 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Pencoyd Section, Lot 200
 
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Record added: Mar 25, 2009
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Alexander Stirling Calder
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Alexander Stirling Calder
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Alexander Stirling Calder
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