Alexander Calder Original Lithograph of Card Players

This very colorful lithograph by Alexander Calder is from the Derriere Le Miroir, 1975. The scene depicts a group of men sitting around a table playing poker. Size of the lithograph is 15" x 22" with the frame measuring 23" x 30". Condition of the art and the frame is excellent. This original color lithograph is so bright and colorful, it would make a great addition to any room.

To help protect the art, mats, backing and hinging are acid free, plus the glass is conservation clear to block out 98% of the UV rays.

Artist Bio: He was born in Philadelphia in 1898, the son of Alexander Sterling Calder and the grandson of Alexander Milne Calder, well known sculptors of public monumental works. His mother, Nanette Lederer Calder, was a professional portrait painter.

One of America's prominent 20th century sculptors, Alexander Calder is best known for his mobiles and stabiles. Calder worked in virtually every medium during his long and productive life, from painting to printmaking to jewelry and commercial design. He was the first artist to paint the exterior of an airplane - Flying Colors - a commission from Braniff Airlines in the 1970s. His work in kinetic sculpture can be found in museums and public spaces throughout the world. Calder's art is a reflection of his rich, benevolent character and his devotion to the splendor of the world around us.

Many federal agencies and businesses commissioned works by him, and most major American museums have his pieces in their collections. His death in 1976 coincided with a retrospective of his work at the Whitney Museum in New York.

Item ID: 438

$425 USD

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