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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.
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(Biography) Alexander. 1898–1976, US sculptor, who originated mobiles and stabiles (moving or static abstract sculptures, generally suspended from wire)
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(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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The demolition of a 175ft chimney on the old Calders Leadworks site at Elswick, west Newcastle, this week, signalled the close of one era and the start of another.
Calders had a long history on the site, as documents and ledgers found in the old buildings testify.
The Calders chimney in Newcastle was flattened in front of more than 100 on-lookers who braved torrential rain to watch the 100ft structure tumble to the ground.
They were then acquired by the Calders lead company, which kept the figures at its London factory where they suffered shrapnel hits during an air raid but survived, ending up at the Elswick works in Newcastle.
Among the handful of artworks she stowed there was a 20m-high reproduction of Alexander Calder's monumental static sculpture Flamingo, the 1973 original of which stands in the Federal Plaza in Chicago.
Once Alexander Calder's sculptures began to be sited in Boston; Paris; Spoleto, Italy; Mexico City; and other global destinations, it was apparent that this versatile artist had a knack for thinking big.