Alexander Calder

Virginia and J. Thomas Maher III
Collection of Modern Art

Alexander Calder
(American, 1898–1967)
Untitled (wire figure), 1944
Color lithograph
24" x 18"
UWM Art Collection, 2011.003
Gift of Thomas and Virginia Maher


In June 1936, Calder moved to Paris were he made his first wire sculptures. Calder created a miniature circus in his studio; the animals, clowns and tumblers were made of wire and animated by hand. Many of his prints, such as this, depict these wiry figures.

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