Calder Foundation
Calder Mobiles
8–27 November 1938George Walter Vincent Smith Gallery, Springfield, Massachusetts
Related documents  1
Selected works  12
Selected publications  2

George Walter Vincent Smith Gallery, Springfield, Massachusetts. Calder Mobiles. Exhibition catalogue. 1938. Foreword by James Johnson Sweeney.

Solo Exhibition Catalogue

Rogers, W. G. “Local Color.” Springfield Union, 9 November 1938.

Newspaper
Chronology  1
8–27 November 1938

Calder’s first retrospective, “Calder Mobiles,” is presented by the George Walter Vincent Smith Gallery, Springfield, Massachusetts. Sweeney writes a foreword to the catalogue. Aalto, Léger, architectural historian Siegfried Giedion, and art patron Katherine S. Dreier attend the

opening. Sixty-one pieces of jewelry are included in the exhibition.

Exhibitions / 1937–1945: Public Commissions and the War 5

Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York. Calder: Stabiles & Mobiles. 23 February–13 March 1937.

George Walter Vincent Smith Gallery, Springfield, Massachusetts. Calder Mobiles. 8–27 November 1938.

Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York. Calder. 14 May–1 June 1940.

Willard Gallery, New York. Calder Jewelry. 3–25 December 1940.

Related Timeline
1937–1945 Public Commissions and the War

In 1937, Calder completed Devil Fish, his first stabile enlarged from a model. He received two important commissions: Mercury Fountain (1937) and Lobster Trap and Fish Tail (1939). His first retrospective was held in 1938 at the George Walter Vincent Smith Gallery in Springfield, Massachusetts, followed by another in 1943 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.