I always thought I was born—at least my mother always told me so—on August 22, 1898. Produced, directed, and written by Robert Pierce; narrated by Lary Lewman; production manager, Mark Muheim, assistant camera/sound, Zack Krieger. Thirteen/WNET and Florentine Films/Roger Sherman Pictures, New York. Produced and directed by Roger Sherman; written by Thomas Mc Namee; narrated by Tovan Feldshuh, music by Teese Gohl. Produced by Zadig Productions, Calder Foundation, Centre Pompidou, Sloo Films, and France 5. Directed by François Levy-Kuentz; written by Stephan and François Levy-Kuentz; narration by Mathieu Almaric and Paul Bandey; music by Louis Sclavis. (Calder 1966, 28; CF, Calder 1955–56, 7) Winter: The Calders move to Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
Radiodiffusion Télévision Française-National Éducational Télévision, Paris. (Calder 1966, 46) Fall: Calder joins the Student Army Training Corps, Naval Section, at Stevens, where he is made guide of the battalion. (CF, Calder 1955–56, 39; Calder 1966, 57–58) Spring: With the help of Stirling's introduction, Calder seeks employment with an engineer in Canada. Barr, Jr., Nancy Newhall, George Amberg, Iris Barry, Elizabeth Mock, Serge Chermayeff, Rene D'Harnoncourt, Monroe Wheeler, Elodie Courter, and Victor D'Amico. Sponsored by Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century, New York. Calder finds a job as a timekeeper for a logging camp in Independence, Washington. (Calder 1966, 55–56) Summer: Inspired by the logging camp landscape, Calder writes home and asks his mother for paints and brushes. (Calder 1966, 36–37; Hayes 1977, 43–44) Spring: Stirling and Nanette move to Berkeley to be near Stirling's next commission, the Oakland Auditorium. Directed by Carlos Vilardebo; cinematography by Patrice Pouget and Daniel Gaudry; narration by Calder; music by Pierre Henry. Calder has a workshop in the cellar and attends Lowell High School.
Paper costumes for A Nightmare Side Show, one of thirteen group processions performed during Paper Ball: Le Cirque des Chiffonniers, First Hartford Festival, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 15 February 1936 Standing, left to right: André Masson, Kay Sage, and Calder; sitting, left to right: André Breton, Susanna Perkins Hare, Louisa Calder, Rose Masson, Diego Masson, Charlie Prescott, Mary Calder, and Teeny Matisse, Roxbury, 1941 Alexander Calder Scrapbook, 1924–26. (Calder 1966, 59) October–December: Calder begins classes at the Art Students League of New York, studying life and pictorial composition with John Sloan and portrait painting with George Luks.