Where is Gari Melchers’ Art?

My name is Alexandra, and I am a senior at the University of Mary Washington majoring in Art History. I am spending my summer as an intern at Gari Melchers Home & Studio under Education and Communications Manager Michelle Crow-Dolby. I’m enjoying my time immersed in the world of Gari Melchers.

My first project involved compiling an online directory of institutions that own a Gari Melchers’ painting. Belmont visitors are always eager to learn more about this information and are curious about additional works of art not in the Belmont collection.

This was a fun assignment because summer is right around the corner, and I feel I’ve caught the art travel bug.  Stop by the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. (Second Floor, Northwest Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building) to see his War and Peace murals. While in Detroit, visit the Detroit Public Library to check out his set of three Michigan-based murals.

In most cases, it’s hard to guess whether museums will have Melchers’ pictures on display or not.  Don’t worry!  Now, thanks to museums digitizing their collections, you can “visit” a large number of his works online.  I hope you’ll enjoy perusing through this virtually-curated collection of Gari Melchers’ work. Scroll below the image gallery for links to even more works.

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A Sampling of Institutions
Owning Pictures by Gari Melchers

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
The Wedding (1892)

Annmary Brown Memorial, Brown University, Providence, RI
The Fairy Story, La Brabanconne

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Mother and Child (c. 1906), An Old Salt (c.1895), Portrait of Charles Lawrence Hutchinson (c.1902), Portrait of Gwethalyn Jones (1902)

Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Mother and Child (1909), Peace (Study for Four Figures for Mural Decoration in Congressional Library, Washington, D.C.) (c.1900)

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Christ (c. 1905)

Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
Kate Kendall, (The Scarlet Jacket) (1919)

Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AK
The Embroideress (Portrait of Mrs. Hitchcock) (n.d.)

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Thomas Pitts (1887), Vespers (1888), Mrs. Samuel Mountfort Pitts (1888), Head of Thomas Pitts (1889), The Wedding (c.1900), The Fencing Master (c.1900), Interior (c.1900), General Alger (1906), Helen Lothrop Prall (1884), The Communicant (c.1900), Mother and Child

Evergreen House Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland
Portrait of Mrs. Warder, Portrait of Alice Garrett

Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
A Sailor and His Sweetheart (1899), Portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt (1908), Portrait of Mrs. Frederick M. Alger (ca. 1917)

Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
The Hunters (c.1925)

Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
House with Green Gables (c.1915)

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Joan of Arc

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi
Study of a Young Man in a Hat (c.1898)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Writing (1905-1909)

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College,  Lynchburg, VA
Little Red Riding Hood (1897)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Madonna (1906 or 1907), In the Studio NOTE: this painting is on loan to Gari Melchers Home and Studio and is currently on display (1912)

Michigan, University, Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Mother and Child (etching), Sleeper (etching)

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
The Arts of Peace (1893), Marriage (1893)

Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France
Maternity (1895), Le Bosquet (1908)

Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
The Hermit (1900), Mother and Child (1904)

National Art Collection, Dresden, Germany
The Shipbuilder (1895)

National Gallery, Berlin, Germany
The Family (1895-1896)

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The Sisters (1895), Penelope (1910), Andrew W. Mellon (1930), Head of Boy (c. 1890-1900), The Letter (1882), Maternity (c.1913)

National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Benjamin Strong (1925), James Robert Mann (c.1910-1925)

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Mammy (1923)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Skaters (1890 – 1895)

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Baptism (Church Interior) (c.1900), Portrait of a Friend (Portrait of Christian Brinton) (1910), Woman and Child 

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
The Caress (1921)

Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NB
Maternity (c.1896), Dutchman with a Pipe (c. 1900-1904)

Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Portrait of a Man (n.d.)

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
The Sermon (1886), The Bride (1907), Mother and Child (1920), Arranging the Tulips (before 1928)

St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Vespers (c.1910)

Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA
The Unpretentious Garden (1903-1909), Joseph Hilton (1915), Portrait of George Johnson Baldwin (1919), Vespers (c.1892), Thomas Henry Bowles (1909), Madonna of the Fields (c.1895-1900)

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Easter Sunday (1910-1911)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Indian Summer (c.1901), Study of a Fisherman (c.1900-1930), The Last Supper (c.1900), Judge John Barton Payne (1930), Maddona of the Rappahannock (1923), The White Church (c.1907), Pulpit, Schermerhorn Church (c.1900-1930), Sun Spots in an Arbor, (c.1900-1930), Figure Studies, (c.1900-1930), Study of Man Standing, (c.1900-1930)

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA 15601
Portrait of a Young Lady (c.1900), The Kiss, Etching on Paper, not dated

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