Gari Melchers

Internationally celebrated as a major late nineteenth-century painter, Gari Melchers produced hundreds of paintings in studios in France, Holland, Germany, and America. His success began early when his painting, The Letter, was accepted at the Paris Salon in 1882. In 1889, Melchers was awarded a grand prize medal in the American painting section at the Universal Exposition in Paris, an honor bestowed only upon Melchers and John Singer Sargent. That Melchers was an honored painter in Europe and America is clear from his long exhibition history, the awards he won, the commissions, and the number of his works purchased by museums and collectors in this country and abroad.