Alexander Calder Birthday, Date of Birth

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder (; July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor who is best known for his innovative mobiles (kinetic sculptures powered by motors or air currents) that embrace chance in their aesthetic and his monumental public sculptures. Born into a family of artists, Calder's work first gained attention in Paris in the 1920s and was soon championed by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, resulting in a retrospective exhibition in 1943. Major retrospectives were also held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1964) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1974).

Calder's work is in many permanent collections, most notably in the Whitney Museum of American Art, but also the Guggenheim Museum; the Museum of Modern Art; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Centre Georges Pompidou. He produced many large public works, including .125 (at JFK Airport, 1957), Pittsburgh (Carnegie International prize winner 1958, Pittsburgh International Airport) Spirale (UNESCO in Paris, 1958), Flamingo and Universe (both in Chicago, 1974), and Mountains and Clouds (Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 1996).

Although primarily known for his sculpture, Calder also created paintings and prints, miniatures (such as his famous Cirque Calder), theater set design, jewelry design, tapestries and rugs, and political posters. Calder was honored by the US Postal Service with a set of five 32-cent stamps in 1998, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, posthumously in 1977, after refusing to receive it from Gerald Ford one year earlier in protest of the Vietnam War.

An important work of Calder's is the monumental "Floating Clouds" (1952-1953) of the Aula Magna (Central University of Venezuela) of the University City of Caracas in Venezuela. This work is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Calder's clouds were specially designed to combine art and technology, making the auditorium one of the top 5 university auditoriums in the world by sound quality.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Friday, July 22, 1898
Place of Birth
Lawnton
Age
123
Star Sign

The July 22, 1898 was a Friday under the star sign of . It was the 202 day of the year. President of the United States was William McKinley.

If you were born on this day, you are 123 years old. Your last birthday was on the Thursday, July 22, 2021, 2 days ago. Your next birthday is on Friday, July 22, 2022, in 362 days. You have lived for 44,927 days, or about 1,078,251 hours, or about 64,695,104 minutes, or about seconds.

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22nd of July 1898 News

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STRENGTH OF THE NEW THREES.

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The New Regent of Brunswick.

Date: 22 July 1898

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New Rowing Association Formed.

Date: 23 July 1898

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The New Jersey Telephone Fight.

Date: 23 July 1898

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SPANISH DOUBT CUBAN NEWS.

Date: 23 July 1898

Full Article

New Plan at the Cotton Exchange.

Date: 22 July 1898

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New Books on Hawaii and the Philippines.

Date: 23 July 1898

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TYPHOID AT CAMP ALGER.; One Death and Two New Cases Reported Yesterday -- New Yorkers Afflicted.

Date: 23 July 1898

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Censorship on Warship News.

Date: 22 July 1898

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STRENGTH OF THE NEW THREES.

Date: 23 July 1898

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The New Regent of Brunswick.

Date: 22 July 1898

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The New Jersey Telephone Fight.

Date: 23 July 1898

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New Yorkers Have the Typhoid.

Date: 22 July 1898

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The New Regent of Brunswick.

Date: 22 July 1898

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New Yorkers Have the Typhoid.

Date: 22 July 1898

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