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.
The unbound book includes seven folios and eight loose clippings, two newspapers, and one poster: black-and-white and color; 16 1/8" x 12 1/4". (Calder 1966, 59–61, 66–67; ASL, registration records) January–April: Calder enrolls again at the Art Students League, taking classes in portrait painting with George Luks, head and figure with Guy Pène du Bois, a drawing class with Boardman Robinson, and an etching class.
I went to Vancouver and called on him, and we had quite a talk about what career I should follow.
(Calder 1966, 48–49) Fall: Calder joins the staff of magazine in St. The efficiency engineers—Miller, Franklin, Basset, and Co.—hire Calder to do fieldwork for the Truscon Steel Company in Youngstown, Ohio.