EAGLE by Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder

Above are pictures of other works by the artist

First commissioned by Fort Worth National Bank, it was constructed in 1971 of painted sheet steel. It was erected, and dedicated on February 15, 1974. It was given to the Seattle Art Museum, by Jon and Mary Shirley. Alexander Calder fashioned Six tons of twisted red steel to make the eagle which is the centerpiece of the SAM Olympic Sculpture Park. The curved metal rises over thirty feet into the air, this simple collection of bolts and plates was one of Calder’s most notable pieces, famous for its stark simplicity and gentle arcs. One of the masters of modern abstract sculpture, Calder was given the Gold Medal for Sculpture by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in the same year that Eagle was created.


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