Alexander Calder |1898 - 1976 , Born in Lawnton, United States

Having studied as an engineer, Alexander Calder arrived in Paris in 1926 where he set up his studio in Montparnasse. The Ville Lumière  gave him the opportunity to meet avant-garde artists such as Joan Miró, Jean Arp and Marcel Duchamp, who influenced his aesthetic vision. At the same time, he began making children's games, specifically puppets. These geometric forms stayed with the American artist throughout his life. In both his paintings and sculptures, he created work that was alive and free, with a three-dimensional sense conveyed by the connecting lines and hypnotic contours.

Inspired by his interest in the circus, Alexander Calder became a painter and sculptor of a world that was weightless, serene and natural. His work is represented in major museums and galleries around the world, including the Pompidou Centre, the Tate Modern and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

  • Striped Man ; Striped Sweater 1953