Xavier Mellery

Painting, Visual Artist

1845 – 1921

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Who was Xavier Mellery?

Xavier Mellery was a Belgian Symbolist painter.

The son of a gardener at the Royal Palace of Laeken, Mellery initially worked with the painter-decorator Charles Albert. He attended the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels from 1860 to 1867, one of his professors being Jean-François Portaels. Mellery won the Prix de Rome and traveled to Italy where he studied paintings from the Renaissance. His works include The Rondo of the Hours.

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Born
Aug 9, 1845
Laeken
Died
Feb 4, 1921

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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