Not even many art historians know that American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976), famous for his mobiles, once worked in paint. His View of the Brooklyn Bridge, circa 1923-1926, shows the influence of Fauve painters such as Matisse on young Calder, and, while stylistically interesting, Brooklyn Bridge is also an important example of how early 20th-century artists represented the modern industrial city.
Gift of Miss Marion Sims, Oberlin, Ohio, 1957.