Calder Foundation
14 May–1 June 1940Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
Related documents  6
Selected works  7
Selected publications  7

Lane, James W. “Annual Calder Mobile Parade.” Art News, vol. 38 (18 May 1940).


McBride, Henry. New York Sun, 18 May 1940.


Klein, Jerome. “Fanciful Game.” New York Post, 18 May 1940.


“Mobiles and Stabiles.” New York Herald Tribune, 19 May 1940.


Devree, Howard. “A Reviewer’s Notebook.” New York Times, 19 May 1940.


“Circus in Wire.” Newsweek, vol. 15, no. 22 (27 May 1940).


“Calder’s ‘Mobiles.’” Art Digest, vol. 14, no. 17 (1 June 1940).

Chronology  1
14 May–1 June 1940

Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, presents “Calder.”

Exhibitions / 1937–1945: Public Commissions and the War 6

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.