Xavier Mellery

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Xavier Mellery (9 August 1845, Laken – 4 February 1921, Brussels) 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,[1] his works include The Rondo of the Hours.


1885: Knight in the Order of Leopold. [2]

Mellery designed the statues of all 48 historical professions in the Petit Sablon garden in Brussels.


  1. ^ [1] Mellery at ArtMagick. 2008. Retrieved 23 April 2008.
  2. ^ Handelsblad (Het) 04-11-1885

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