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Early days:

     Alexandre Nikolayevich Benois was one of the geatest artists who  was born into the artistic Benois family.He was one of the founding members of Mir iskusstva. Mir iskusstva  was a  prominent Russian magazine,which influenced Russians who helped revolutionize European art during the first decade of the 20th century.His father Nicholas Benois as well as his brother Leon Benois were popular Russian architects.

 

Alexander Calder

 

Personal Details:

Name

Alexander Calder

Place of birth

Lawnton,Pennsylvania

Date of Birth

July 22,1898

Date of Death

November 11,1976

Nationality

United States

Field

Artist

Training

Stevens Institute of Technology, Art Students League of New York

Popular Paintings

Cirque Calder ,Aztec Josephine Baker

Movement

Surrealism

 

Career:

   As he didn’t have plans to  enter into the field of art,he  graduated in Law from St. Petersburg University.However,couple of years later,his watercolor paintings depicting  Last Promenades of Louis XIV  were exhibited by  Pavel Tretyakov.These paintings were brought to the attention of  Sergei Diaghilev and Leon Bakst.Eventually the magazine Mir iskusstva was together founded by them.

Works of  Alexander Calder:

 

Cirque Calder The Crab