(1829 - 1903)
Julius Theodore Melchers was active/lived in Michigan / Germany. Julius Melchers is known for sculpture, wood carving, teaching.
Biography Julius Melchers
Julius Theodore Melchers (1829 - 1908)
A noted art teacher, sculptor, and wood carver who lived in Detroit
from 1855 until his death in 1908, Melchers taught man students who
later became noted, including his son Gari Melchers.
Melchers was born in Soest, Westphalia, Prussia in 1829 and learned
carving there under Ministerman, a sculptor. He later studied at
the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, under Carpeaux and Etex. For a
time he worked as a modeler at the Chrystal Palace, London and also
carved figureheads for ships in Europe.
Settling in Detroit, where he later married Marie Bangetor, he became
well known for his life-sized carvings of cigar store Indians, and
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