42 x 32 in 47 x 37 in. The painting of two young skaters winter by american impressionist gari melchers was one of the more than 200 pieces of artwork seized by nazis when the mosse family fled their home.
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Gari melchers winter value. Their work was featured in numerous exhibitions at key galleries and museums including the boesky gallery 509 w 24th str and the marlborough new york downtown. Like most aspiring american artists of his generation gari melchers 1860 1932 pursued european training acquiring a solid academic foundation that served him well as a figure painter and portraitist. Gari melchers was an american painter who was born in 1860.
The painting winter by american impressionist gari melchers had been in the collection at the arkell museum in canajoharie until last month according to federal court documents. Julius gari melchers 1860 1932 artwork prices pictures and values. Email alerts for new artworks on sale.
The painting stolen by the nazis in 1933 was recovered by the fbi from a collection at the arkell museum in canajoharie n y. As an expatriate with studios in paris holland and germany he built a reputation as a painter of everyday life including the sphere of women subjects. This undated image taken from evidence filed in a forfeiture case in the u s.
Gift of elizabeth sprague coolidge. According to the times union the painting which is called winter and was made by american artist gari melchers was stolen from a german jewish publisher s family by the nazis in 1933. Julius gari melchers 1860 1932.
Portrait of albert arnold sprague oil on canvas circa 1905 signed gari melchers upper left lined with label from the art institute of chicago. Art market estimated value about julius gari melchers works of art. The son of german born american sculptor julius theodore melchers gari melchers was a native of detroit michigan who at seventeen studied art at the kunstakademie düsseldorf under von gebhardt and is associated with the düsseldorf school of painting after three years went to paris where he worked at the académie julian and the ecole des beaux arts where he studied under.
Gari melchers s work has been offered at auction multiple times with realized prices ranging from 325 usd to 932 000. District court for the northern district of new york is of the painting often titled winter by the artist gari melchers.