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 Gari Melchers  (1860 - 1932)

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Lived/Active: Virginia/Michigan / France      Known for: figure, genre and portrait painting, mural

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BIOGRAPHY for Gari Melchers
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Birth
1860 (Detroit, Michigan)
 
Death
1932 (Falmouth, Virginia)

Lived/Active
Virginia/Michigan / France


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figure, genre and portrait painting, mural

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Impressionists Pre 1940
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
Paris Pre 1900
Gari Melchers, a painter and muralist, was born in Detroit, the son of a wood-carver and Paris-trained sculptor. His father sent him abroad at seventeen, but it was not until three years later that he actually reached Paris. After pursuing academic German painting in Dusseldorf, he was delighted by the discoveries of the Impressionists, especially Monet, and their use of light.

He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Lefebvre and Boulanger, and was influenced by Bastien-Lepage and P (showing 500 of 7146 characters).



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