Charles Michel Maria Verlat
(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 Michel Maria 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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