Calder Foundation
Sandra Calder Davidson wearing a Calder brooch (c. 1940) at the opening reception for Alexander Calder: Stabiles, Galerie Maeght, Paris, 1963. Le Cèpe is visible in the background.Photograph by Ugo Mulas © Ugo Mulas Heirs
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1963–1976 Monumental Works

In 1963, Calder completed construction of a large studio overlooking the Indre Valley. With the assistance of a full-scale, industrial ironworks, he began to fabricate his monumental works in France and devoted much of his later working years to public commissions. Calder died in New York in 1976 at the age of seventy-eight.