English painter of Spanish and French descent. His father,
at one time a Roman Catholic priest, was Professor of Spanish Literature
at King's College, London. Calderon studied at James M. Leigh's school
in London in 1850, then in Paris at the studio of François-Edouard
Picot. He lived near by in Montmartre, sharing a room with fellow art
student Henry Stacy Marks. He exhibited his first Royal Academy
painting, By the Waters of Babylon (London, Tate), in 1853 and thereafter became a regular exhibitor until 1897. He first made his name with Broken Vows
(London, Tate), exhibited in 1857. The painting shows a woman
overhearing through a garden fence her lover betraying her and was
painted in the detailed, clean-cut style associated with the
Pre-Raphaelites. It was successful with critics and public alike and was
engraved in 1859.
John Henry Frederick Bacon M.V.O., A.R.A., (1865 - 1914)
John Henry Frederick Bacon M.V.O., A.R.A., (1865 - 1914) was
a painter of domestic, genre, and biblical scenes, as well as an
illustrator of books, periodicals and children's books. He became a very
fashionable portrait painter of distinguished men. His best known work
is "The City of London Imperial Volunteers Return to London from South
Africa on Monday 29th October 1900" in the Guildhall, London. Bacon came
soon after his marriage in 1894 to live in Pillar House where some of
his seven children were born.
Louis Lie Perin-Salbreux (1753 Reims - 1817 ibidem) was the son of a
cloth manufacturer in Reims, where he studied under Ganes, called
Clermont. At the age of 25 he went to Paris, where he became a student
of Lemmonier and Sicardi and became friendly with Roslin, who is said to
have advised him to specialise in miniature painting. In fact, Perin
excelled in this field, although he also did portraits in oils and in
pastel. He exhibited at the Salon from 1793 to 1798 and seems to have
rapidly gained success in Parisian aristocratic circles, a clientele he
was forcibly deprived of by the Revolution.
Davies studied at the Royal College of
Art, Guilds Art School, and at Heatherley’s. He then worked in London
as a miniaturist, portrait and figure painter. He began to exhibit at
age 18. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society and Royal Society of
British Artists. His work has been reproduced into calendars and
posters by the thousands.
Arthur Hughes (British, 1832-1915)
The London born Arthur Hughes studied at the Somerset House School under
Alfred Stevens and later at the Royal Academy Schools were he met Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt. Together Hughes and Rossetti helped create the mural of the Oxford Union.
Hughes became influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite ideals as a result of
reading their briefly published magazine, The Germ, which was introduced
to him by fellow School of Painting sculptor, Alexander Munro. He would
become one of the second generation Pre-Raphaelites along with Edward Burne Jones and John Roddam Spencer Stanhope.
William Clarke Wontner
1857 - 1930 London, England
William Clarke Wontner was a neo-classical painter during the neo-classical movement of England,
of which Lawrence Alma-Tadema was the foremost leader. Wontner added
Orientalist elements into his
paintings because he loved to paint seductive women often against white marble walls in
classical oriental settings.