Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook
Lived Wellington 1868, possibly he came from Australia. In 1869 a proposed member of future Society of Artists, Auckland, but instead of his signature accompanying his name on the list is a note that he has gone away. Exhibited portraits and landscapes in oil and in watercolours at the first show of the Society, 1871; one painting of Grahamstown suggests Calder was in Thames district. Listed as Auckland artist 1875–76, and 1894–99 in Wise's. A Mrs Calder of Thames exhibited with ASA 1881–82.