Let’s Face It! Remembering Gari Melchers

Hang around artists long enough and you’re bound to have your portrait painted. That explains why there are so many portraits of Gari Melchers by his friends in the collection at Belmont. When an early portrait of Gari Melchers recently surfaced, I got …

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French vs. American

A young woman working on the topic of Gari Melchers recently asked me if French impressionism was different from the impressionism practiced by American painters. What a good question! Even in French impressionism there are many variants, so let me try …

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Help Us Find this Picture

  This is a black and white image of the smaller oil study Melchers painted, now lost. In response to my colleague’s “Painting a President” blog post, I thought it would be great to share this image in the hopes that someone out there might know w …

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Busy Spring For Melchers Collectors

The art market is currently very lop-sided with prices and number of sales heavily favoring postwar and contemporary art, while the art of Gari Melchers era is actually below 2011 sales numbers. But this should favor the buyer in this sector, and colle …

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Corinne Melchers is Paying Us a Visit

Gari Melchers’ portrait of his beautiful wife entitled La Brabançonne will soon go on view from April 1 through November 2, thanks to a loan by the Annmary Brown Memorial Collection of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. La Brabançonne, or Th …

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