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Life period
1937–1945

Type
Chronology 104

See highlights from 1937–1945 on the timeline Public Commissions and the War

19 July 1945

Calder proposes to Carré to have Sartre write an essay for his show. I met Jean-Paul Sartre when he was here, and he came + visited my workshop. Perhaps he would consent to write a little preface if you thought that desirable.

CF, Calder to Carré, 19 July
After 14 August 1945

Intrigued by the limitations on parcel size imposed by the U.S. Postal Service, Calder begins creating larger works for his show at Galerie Louis Carré that are collapsible and intended to be reassembled upon arrival in Paris.

CF, Calder to Carré, 14 August; Calder 1966, 188
10 September–6 October 1945

“Gay, Fantastic Gouaches by Calder” is on view at Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York.

CF, exhibition file
13 November–1 December 1945

Buchholz Gallery/Curt Valentin, New York, presents “Alexander Calder.”

CF, exhibition file
Illustrations for Buchholz Gallery/Curt Valentin (1945)
Illustrations of Prelude to the Man-Eater (1945), Starfish (1944), and Octopus (1944), Alexander Calder, Buchholz Gallery/Curt Valentin, New York, 1945Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum; Gift of Lois Orswell (no. 1996.18)
Illustrations of Prelude to the Man-Eater (1945), Starfish (1944), and Octopus (1944), Alexander Calder, Buchholz Gallery/Curt Valentin, New York, 1945Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum