Alexander Calder papers, 1926-1967

Calder, Alexander, b. 1898 d. 1976
Sculptor
Active in New York, N.Y.; Philadelphia, Pa.

The papers of Alexander Calder were digitized in 2005 by the Archives of American Art. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 1,086 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


Collection size: 2.5 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of abstract kinetic artist and sculptor Alexander Calder measure 2.5 linear feet and date from 1926 to 1967. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials, correspondence, printed materials, photographs, scattered prints and sketches by Calder, and a scrapbook.

Biographical/Historical Note: Alexander Calder (1898-1976) was a sculptor from Roxbury, Connecticut.

Donated 1963 by Alexander Calder. Microfilmed on reel D305, and digitized in 2006.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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The Archives also has a transcribed interview of Alexander Calder, conducted October 26, 1971 by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art.