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Gari Melchers

Full name: Julius Garibaldi "Gari" Melchers
Gender: Male
Born: August 11, 1860 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: November 30, 1932 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions


Gari Melchers was a prominent American painter and muralist of German descent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His painting style was characterized by impressionism, colorism and naturalism. He established studios in the Netherlands, Virginia, and New York City over the course of his career. Melchers studied in Düsseldorf at the Academy of Arts and at the Académie Julian and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1903 he was married to Corinne Mackall (1880-1953), a Baltimore painter.

In 1906 Melchers was appointed fine arts advisor to the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences in Savannah, for which he acquired more than 70 works of art. In 1909 he was appointed Professor of Art at the Grand Ducal Saxony School of Art in Weimar, Germany, but in 1915 he returned to New York. His father Julius Theodore Melchers (1829-1908) was a German-born American sculptor and art teacher.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 71 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event United States USA AC hors concours

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 71 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC hors concours The Fencing Master
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