MELCHERS, (JULIUS) GARI (1860- ), American artist, was born at Detroit, Michigan, on the nth of August 1860. The son of a sculptor, at seventeen he was sent to Dusseldorf to study art under von Gebhardt, and after three years went to Paris, where he worked at the Academic Julien and the ficole des Beaux Arts. Attracted by the pictorial side of Holland, he settled at Egmond. His first important Dutch picture, " The Sermon," brought him honourable mention at the Paris Salon of 1886. He became a member of the National Academy of Design, New York; the Royal Academy of Berlin; Soci6te Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris; International Society of Painters, Sculptors and Engravers, London, and the Secession Society, Munich; and, besides receiving a number of medals, his decorations include the Legion of Honour, France; the order of the Red Eagle, Germany; and knight of the Order of St Michael, Bavaria. Besides portraits, his chief works are: " The Supper at Emmaus," in the Krupp collection at Essen; " The Family," National Gallery, Berlin; " Mother and Child," Luxembourg; and the decoration, at the Congressional Library, Washington, " Peace and War."
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