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Gari Melchers (7) In Holland

"Following his study in Germany, Gari enrolled at the Ecole de Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julian in Paris in 1881, studying under Jules Lefebvre and Gustave Boulanger. In Paris, Gari adopted the style and motifs of the French Naturalist painters, specifically Jules Bastien-Lepage . His focus now was an unromantic view of contemporary peasant life. "(c)"Gari Melchers" by Armand Cabrera

In Holland



"In 1884, Gari and American painter George Hitchcock travelled to Holland. The artists founded a studio and an art colony and painted scenes of Dutch peasants. Here Gari painted "The Sermon",1886 .
It received an honorable mention at the Paris Salon that year and a gold medal in Munich at the International Salon there in 1888.



It received an honorable mention at the Paris Salon that year and a gold medal in Munich at the International Salon there in 1888.



At the 1888 Salon in Paris, Melchers received a third class medal for The Pilots, securing his reputation as a chronicler of Dutch peasant life."(c)

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Tags: american fine art, gari melchers, genre, george hitchcock, history of art
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