Produced and directed by Hans Richter, assisted by Miriam Reaburn; cinematography by Arnold Eagle; music by Louis Applebaum. Sponsored by New World Films and Motion Picture Stages. (Calder 1966, 53–55; CF, Patterson to ASCR, 26 April 2010) Mid-June: Arriving in San Francisco, Calder takes a lumber schooner to Willapa Harbor, Washington, where he catches the bus for Aberdeen and meets his sister Peggy and her husband, Kenneth Hayes.
(Calder 1966, 39) Summer: Calder spends five weeks in the Plattsburg Civilian Military Training Camp, New York, drilling with Company H, Fifth Training Regiment. (Calder 1966, 39; Hayes 1977, 55) September: Calder begins his studies at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, where he takes courses which include chemistry, mechanical drawing, shop practice, and surveying, among others. Mother and father were all for my efforts to build things myself—they approved of the homemade . (Calder 1966, 21) 1 January: Calder attends Pasadena's Tournament of Roses, where he experiences the four-horse chariot races. At that time, on Euclid Avenue in Pasadena, I got my first tools and was given the cellar with its window as a workshop. My workshop became some sort of a center of attention; everybody came in. (Calder 1966, 28–29) December: For Christmas, Calder presents his parents with a dog and a duck that he trimmed from a brass sheet and bent into formation.
Corder; produced and written by David Idema; cinematography by Werner Schneider; narrated by Tom Saizan; edited by Bill Prins. Calder has a cellar for his workshop and attends Croton Public School.
(Hayes 1977, 76) Before October: Calder returns to New York and stays with his parents at 119 East Tenth Street.
Alice Prin, the Best Known Artist's Model in Europe." 23 Gravures de Arp, Calder, Chirico, Erni, Ernst, Fernandez, Giacometti, Ghika, Gonzalez, Hélion, Kandinsky, Léger, Lipchitz, Magnelli, Miró, Nicholson, Ozenfant, Picasso, Seligmann, Taeuber-Arp, Torres-Garcia, Vulliamy, Zadkine (1944). The company adopts his suggestion and sends him a note of thanks along with a case of Corn Flakes.
Barcelona: Fundació Joan Miró–Centre d'Estudis d'Art Contemporani, 1975. Museum at Large and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Directed and produced by Paul Falkenberg and Hans Namuth; narration by Louisa Calder, Tom Armstrong, and John Russell. Calder's parents move to a ranch in Oracle, Arizona, leaving Calder and his sister Peggy in the care of Dr. Calder befriends Riley, an elderly man recuperating at the ranch who shows him "how to make a wigwam out of burlap bags pinned together with nails." (Calder 1966, 16) Fall: The Calders move to Pasadena, California.
Portfolio of lithographs by Calder, Chillida, Guinovart, Miró, Ràfols-Casamada, Tàpies, Vedova, Viladecans. So I sent them another dollar and told them, “Look again.” They corroborated the first statement., in Philadelphia. (Calder 1966, 13) Spring: Stirling Calder contracts tuberculosis. (Calder 1966, 15; Hayes 1977, 18) End of March: Nanette picks up Calder and Peggy and they rejoin their father in Oracle.
Paper costumes for A Nightmare Side Show, one of thirteen group processions performed during Paper Ball: Le Cirque des Chiffonniers, First Hartford Festival, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 15 February 1936 Standing, left to right: André Masson, Kay Sage, and Calder; sitting, left to right: André Breton, Susanna Perkins Hare, Louisa Calder, Rose Masson, Diego Masson, Charlie Prescott, Mary Calder, and Teeny Matisse, Roxbury, 1941 Alexander Calder Scrapbook, 1924–26. (Calder 1966, 59) October–December: Calder begins classes at the Art Students League of New York, studying life and pictorial composition with John Sloan and portrait painting with George Luks.