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Although more widely known for his mobiles and wire sculptures, Alexander Calder, a third-generation sculptor, made art in many media. In his early career he made more than fifty wood sculptures reflecting the influence of the direct-carving method that such avant-garde sculptors as José de...

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Paul D. Nelson, architect (98 Boulevard Auguste Blanqui, Paris 13, France); 1960, purchased by the MFA from Paul D. Nelson (April 14, 1960).

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund


© 2011 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

about 1934

Object Place

Paris, France

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Overall: 77.5 x 45.1 x 48.9 cm (30 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 19 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Walnut with steel pins, iron base