Simon iv’father was simon iii de montfort, descended from the lords of montfort ‘amaury in france, near paris.. Biography. alexander calder was born in , the second child of artist parentshis father was sculptor and his mother painter. because his father, alexander stirling calder, received public commissions, the family traversed the country throughout calder’childhood. This bibliography was compiled using online bibliographical databases (such as google books, the online computer library center'”worldcat” database, or the excellent advanced book exchange website) and from several works to be found in this list .. … allen’outstanding russian embassies to the georgian kings (hakluyt society, cambridge university press, ).