(1824 - 1890)
Charles Michel Maria Verlat was active/lived in Belgium, France. Charles Verlat is known for religious, animal and rural genre painting, engraving, historical scene etching.
Biography Charles Verlat
Michel Marie Charles Verlat (25 November 1824 - 23 October 1890) was a Belgian painter from Antwerp. He was a pupil of Nicaise de Keyser, and studied at the Antwerp Academy.
In 1842 appeared his first important picture, Pippin the Short Killing a Lion. About 1849 he went to Paris, where he worked under Ary Scheffer. In 1855 he won a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle* at Paris with his Tiger Attacking a Herd of Buffaloes, and in 1858, he exhibited Le Coup de Collier (now in the Antwerp Gallery) at the Paris Salon*.
In 1866 he was appointed Director of the Academy at Weimar, where he painted some fine portraits, notably those of the grand-duchess of Saxony and of the musician Franz Liszt. Soon a
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