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 (kôl′dər, kŏl′-), Alexander 1898-1976.
American sculptor who created the mobile in Paris in the early 1930s and also produced immobile abstract sculptures known as stabiles.


(Biography) Alexander. 1898–1976, US sculptor, who originated mobiles and stabiles (moving or static abstract sculptures, generally suspended from wire)


(ˈkɔl dər)

Alexander, 1898–1976, U.S. sculptor.
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Noun1.Calder - United States sculptor who first created mobiles and stabiles (1898-1976)
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While never subscribing to the crude belief that a myth is a lie, in The Myth of the Blitz Calder painted a nuanced and humane portrait of a wartime Britain that survived and endured despite being neither fully united, nor totally classless, nor 100 per cent honest, nor entirely unafraid--and yet a nation for which the myth of the 'Dunkirk spirit' (and its handmaidens) still remains ideologically active to this day.
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Calder, who was jailed by a San Francisco court last week, raked in a fortune flogging chemical GBL over the internet from his Aberdeen home to American associate Jamie Greiman, who is serving a similar sentence.
According to a story told by the Nisga'a people, Calder was destined from childhood to do great things for his people.
Calder, a lifelong Anglican, died from cancer and the effects of abdominal surgery.
In 1954 the Calder Stones were moved once more to corporation yard at Garston where they were "cleaned".
Calder began his career in the ink industry as a QC lab manager, and picked up spectrophotometry so well he became a national technician.
Calder was to add a second with Tom Watkins getting Blaze's fifth before the sixth goal, from Dan Carlson, sparked a rumble between the teams.
Hence, Calder addresses the myriad directions of modern science.
By Lendol Calder (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 1999.