Calder Foundation

Curt Valentin

Date 1944
Media
Ink on paper
Dimensions
11 1⁄4" × 10 3⁄8"
Collection
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, 1996
Related exhibitions  1
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
Works / Work on Paper 260
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.