Alexander Calder’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 22, 1898

Death Date

Nov 11, 1976

Age of Death

78 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack

Place of Death

Nov 11, 1976



The sculptor Alexander Calder died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American sculptor who was fascinated by the beauty of hanging mobiles. He made kinetic sculptures and wire figures.

His parents were Nanette Lederer and Alexander Stirling Calder.



“Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions.” (Alexander Calder)


“To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there’s no such thing as perfect.” (Alexander Calder)


“The underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the universe, or part thereof. For that is a rather large model to work from.” (Alexander Calder)


“My fan mail is enormous. Everyone is under six.” (Alexander Calder)


“I have been making wire jewelry – and think I’ll really do something with it, eventually.” (Alexander Calder)