Maher Collection of Modern Art – Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder, Untitled (wire figure), 1944

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.