Henri Van Melle was a Belgian artist who was born in Antwerp in 1859 and died in Ghent in 1930. He was a painter. Training at the Academy in Ghent. Painted landscapes, genre pieces, interiors, figures. "Evolved from anecdotal realist to social realist topics." Became a teacher at the Academy in Ghent and afterwards director at the Academy in Oudenaarde. Participated in the Salons in Ghent from 1883 to 1925. Was thus present at the Salon in Ghent in 1883 with De Siësta, at the 35th Exhibition in the Casino in Ghent on the occasion of the centenary of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts in Ghent in 1892 (The widow, In the dunes of Ostend). Participated in, among other things, the "Exposition Internationale" in Brussels in 1897 (The widow and Alone). Work in the museum in Ghent (De Spinster). Mentioned in BAS II and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. Source: Piron.
Henri Van Melle