Gari Melchers


Birthday August 11, 1860

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Michigan

DEATH DATE Nov 30, 1932 (72)

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Realist painter whose best-known works included "The Supper at Emmaus," "The Family," and "Mother and Child." Foremost advocate of naturalism. He was awarded the 1932 Gold medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Before Fame

He studied in his youth at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, the Académie Julian, and the Ecole des Beaux Arts.


He taught at the Ducal Saxony School of Art in Weimar, Germany.

Family Life

He was the Detroit, Michigan-born son of German sculptor Julius Theodore Melchers.

Associated With

He and Frederick Frieseke were both Michigan-born painters.