Calder Foundation
Triple Gong (c. 1948) and Alexander Stirling Calder's bust of Louisa Calder, Roxbury house "big room," 1950Photograph by Herbert Matter © Calder Foundation, New York
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1946–1952 International Distinction

Calder had a major show in 1946 at Galerie Louis Carré in Paris for which Jean-Paul Sartre wrote a seminal essay. He designed sets and costumes for a number of theatrical performances and designed a huge acoustic ceiling for the Aula Magna auditorium at Universidad Central de Venezuela. In 1952, Calder represented the United States at the Venice Biennale, winning the grand prize for sculpture.