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 Alexander Stirling Calder

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Alexander Stirling Calder

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 7 Jan 1945 (aged 74)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Pencoyd Section, Lot 200
Memorial ID 35125558 View Source
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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".

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35125558/alexander-stirling-calder : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Stirling Calder (11 Jan 1870–7 Jan 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 35125558, citing West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .