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For three weeks following this visit, he created solely abstract paintings, only to discover that he did indeed prefer sculpture to painting.Soon after, he was invited to join Abstraction-Création, an influential group of artists (including Jean Arp, Mondrian, and Jean Hélion) with whom he had become friendly.Arp, in order to differentiate Calder's non-kinetic works from his kinetic works, named Calder's stationary objects "stabiles." In 1933, Calder and Louisa left France and returned to the United States, where they purchased an old farmhouse in Roxbury, Connecticut.Calder converted an icehouse attached to the main house into a studio.Word traveled about the inventive artist, and in 1928 Calder was given his first solo gallery show at the Weyhe Gallery in New York.This exhibition was soon followed by others in New York, Paris, and Berlin; as a result, Calder spent much time crossing the ocean by boat.
Even at age eleven, his facility in handling materials was apparent.
He also took a job illustrating for the , which sent him to the Ringling Bros.
and Barnum & Bailey Circus to sketch circus scenes for two weeks in 1925.
Their first daughter, Sandra, was born in 1935, and a second daughter, Mary, followed in 1939.
He also began his association with the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York with his first show in 1934.
Calder's renderings of his circus often lasted about two hours and were quite elaborate.