Dated 1944 Letter including the original envelope with a canceled stamp from modern artist Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976) American. The letter is addressed to Harry Francis Burke of Chicago, Illinois, in reference to a commission check and well wishes for Burke's up coming wedding. Signed, Cordially, Alexander Calder, it is museum quality archival framed and in excellent condition.
Best known for inventing the mobile, Calder was a sculptor, painter, and lithographer. Nicknamed Sandy, he had studios in Paris and Connecticut. Born in Philadelphia in 1898, the son of Alexander Sterling Calder and grandson of Alexander Milne Calder (both well known sculptors of public monumental works). His mother, Nanette Lederer Calder, was a professional portrait painter. In his life, Calder worked in virtually every medium, from painting to printmaking to jewelry and commercial design. His work in kinetic sculpture can be found in museums and public spaces throughout the world.
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