Calder Foundation

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Date 1947
Media
Sheet metal and paint
Dimensions
35" × 27 3⁄16" × 11"
Collection
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Gift of Peter Lipman in memory of Jean & Howard Lipman (no. 2003.433)
Related exhibitions  4
Buchholz Gallery/Curt Valentin, New York (1947)

Buchholz Gallery/Curt Valentin, New York. Alexander Calder. 9–27 December 1947.

Solo Exhibition
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1964)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Alexander Calder: A Retrospective Exhibition. 6 November 1964–31 January 1965.

Solo Exhibition
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1976)

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Calder’s Universe. 14 October 1976–6 February 1977.

Solo Exhibition
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1998)

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Alexander Calder: 1898–1976. 29 March–12 July 1998.

Solo Exhibition
Works / Stabile 245
Related Timeline
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.