1870 – 1906
Title: “Vue de Venise”
Date: circa 1890
Size: Height 26 inches Width 33 ½ inches (framed)
An accomplished artist who specialized in scenes of Venice, Calderon was born in Paris.
He stayed in Paris and went on to study art at the Beaux-Arts Academie under Alexander Cabanel (1823-1889) who was a professor at the École des Beaux-Arts and taught there until his death in 1889. Calderon participated in the Colonial Exposition of 1906. He clearly loved painting views of Venice as the vast majority of his paintings are of this magnificent city. His style is influenced by that of Felix Ziem.
This lovely example of his work has a vibrant feel to it, bold strong colors and Impressionistic brush strokes with attention to detail which has not been lost. The brush strokes sparkle with light -- while at the same time richly harmonious in its color -- capturing all the atmosphere and charm of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Examples of Calderon’s work may be seen in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. This work is presented in a period frame and is signed by the artist.