Thursday, July 22, 2010

July 22 Birthday: Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder, artist
July 22, 1898-Nov. 11, 1976

Sandy’s Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Boris Kulikov (Viking, 2008)

A childhood fascination with found objects, tinkering and the circus would lead Alexander “Sandy” Calder to create a miniature, movable circus as an adult. This portable circus, which he packed up in five suitcases, was the precursor of Calder’s later invention—the mobile.

A Google Images search for Alexander Calder will yield pages and pages of his amazing work.