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Gari Melchers Home & Studio

AE Curator Jul 16
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American artist Gari Melchers spent much of his life studying and painting in Europe. World War I forced him to flee his Holland studio and return to his native country. He settled in New York but longed for the countryside. He and his wife Corinne found their retreat at Belmont, an 18th-century estate. One of the great artists of his age and best known as a chronicler of Dutch peasant life, Melchers settled into Virginia life and brought his vibrant brushwork to new subjects. He served on Corcoran Gallery of Art board and on the commission that helped create the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Location: Fredericksburg
Image: Gari Melchers Home and Studio

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