Philip Hermogenes Calderon
Philip Claderon was born in Poitiers in 1833. He began studying engineering, but became more interested in the drawing side of the profession consequently deciding to become a painter. His first painting appeared at the Academy in 1853, but he had little success until his painting, Broken Vows (1857), painted in the spirit of the Pre-Raphaelites was well received with the critics ad public alike. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy until 1897. In 1864, Calderon became an Associate Royal Academician and in 1867 he became a full Royal Academician. Most of his paintings include historical scenes and female figure subjects.
Studied: Mr. Leigh’s School of Art in London, 1850; Paris under Picot
Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1853 and on; Paris Exhibition, 1896 (medak); Tate Gallery; Walker Art Gallery; Salford Art Gallery: Leeds City Art Gallery
Member: Athaneum Club