Henricus Joannes Mélis
(1845 - 1923)
Henricus Joannes Mélis was active/lived in Netherlands. Henricus Melis is known for landscape, interior painting, drawing, etching.
Biography Henricus Joannes Mélis
Henri Mélis was born on September 1, 1845 in Sas van Gent. His parents came from Belgium. In 1852 the family moved to Rotterdam where they lived at various addresses. In Rotterdam he attended the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten. He left the academy prematurely in order to develop his skills by self-tuition. It is, however known, that during 1859 and 1866 he won several prizes in various catagories. He later became a teacher at this Academy. In 1865 he qualified as an Art Teacher. In 1871 he moved to The Hague where he lived and worked in Scheveningen. In 1880 he returned to Rotterdam and in 1884 he finally settled down in the village Charlois near Rotterdam.
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