Today is Alexander Calder’s birthday. Known for his hanging mobile sculptures, he was born in nearby Lawnton, PA. His father and grandfather were also sculptors whose work is featured prominently in our city. In fact, Alexander’s grandfather Alexander Milne Calder made the William Penn statue on top of City Hall. You can see the youngest Calder’s “Ghost" in the Museum’s Great Stair Hall, hanging from the ceiling. Here’s wishing him a happy birthday.
Great Stair Hall, including “Ghost" (foreground), 1964, by Alexander Calder (© Estate of Alexander Calder / Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York)
Ellsworth Kelly, Camelia
“Leaves, Ile St. Louis” (1950) by Ellsworth Kelly. The artist collects drawings by greats such as Matisse and Picasso. (via Ellsworth Kelly Casts His Cold Eye on Art Market, Peers - Bloomberg)
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