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The Artist’s Shop Part One: Pencils, Paints, Charcoal and Crayons

One reason Gari Melchers Home and Studio is such a valuable educational asset, is its archives.  It is an archives not only of letters and receipts, photographs and newspapers, it is also a repository of Gari Melchers’ tools.  The palettes on which he mixed his paints are here with tubes and tubes of paints. Watercolor pans and stoppered […]

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Market Scene from the Workshop of Frans Snyders

  American painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932) collected the work of others, including Old Masters like Flemish painter Frans Snyders. Snyders’ workshop produced the monumental painting Market Scene, on view in the dining room at Belmont.  A still life tour de force, it was acquired by Melchers at Knickerbocker Art Gallery, New York, in 1906 for […]

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The Spirit of the House

In the main hallway at Belmont, Gari Melchers‘ last home in the village of Falmouth, on the door into the library, hangs a small framed, hand-lettered sign.  In its way, this saying epitomizes the spirits of Gari and Corinne Melchers and their life at Belmont. Since many visitors to Gari Melchers Home and Studio comment […]

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