I always thought I was born—at least my mother always told me so—on August 22, 1898.
Produced, directed, and written by Robert Pierce; narrated by Lary Lewman; production manager, Mark Muheim, assistant camera/sound, Zack Krieger. Thirteen/WNET and Florentine Films/Roger Sherman Pictures, New York. Produced and directed by Roger Sherman; written by Thomas Mc Namee; narrated by Tovan Feldshuh, music by Teese Gohl. Produced by Zadig Productions, Calder Foundation, Centre Pompidou, Sloo Films, and France 5. Directed by François Levy-Kuentz; written by Stephan and François Levy-Kuentz; narration by Mathieu Almaric and Paul Bandey; music by Louis Sclavis.
(Hayes 1977, 42) The Calders move to Spuyten Duyvil, New York. (Calder 1966, 34–35) 14 August: Stirling is appointed as the acting chief of the department of sculpture of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. (Calder 1966, 36) June: The Calders move to San Francisco.
Texts by James Johnson Sweeney, Michel Butor, Jean Davidson, Giovanni Carandente, Pol Bury, Gabrielle Buffet-Picabia, and Francis Miroglio; reprinted texts by Jean-Paul Sartre and Fernand Léger. The challenge is to move the animals from their pens without having two animals in the same pen at once. Stirling rents a studio in New York City on 51 West Tenth Street.
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.
The unbound book includes seven folios and eight loose clippings, two newspapers, and one poster: black-and-white and color; 16 1/8" x 12 1/4". (Calder 1966, 59–61, 66–67; ASL, registration records) January–April: Calder enrolls again at the Art Students League, taking classes in portrait painting with George Luks, head and figure with Guy Pène du Bois, a drawing class with Boardman Robinson, and an etching class.
(Calder 1966, 39) Summer: Calder spends five weeks in the Plattsburg Civilian Military Training Camp, New York, drilling with Company H, Fifth Training Regiment.
Texts by René Barjavel, Gérard Bauër, Michael Butor, Jean Cassou, Jean Cocteau, Raymond Cogniat, Pierre Daninos, Pierre De Latil, Michel Del Castillo, Guy Dorans, Albert Ducrocq, Florent Fels, Georges Friedmann, Pierre Gascar, Waldemar George, Isis Kischka, André Labarthe, Henri Mondor, Jean Rostand, Adam Saulnier, Georges Simenon, Francis Viaud. (CF, certificate of graduation; Lipman 1976, 329) Calder holds jobs with an automotive engineer named Tracy in Rutherford, New Jersey, and with New York Edison Company as a draftsman. (Calder 1966, 48–50) Summer: Calder works for Nicholas Hill, a hydraulics engineer, coloring maps for a water-supply project in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
(Calder 1966, 37–38; Hayes 1977, 52–53; CF, Calder 1955–56, 14) August: The Calders move back to New York City on Claremont Place.