Mellery, Xavier
(1845-1921)
   Xavier Mellery was born in Laeken on 9 April 1845. A painter, graphic artist, and illustrator, he studied at the Académie royale des Beaux-Arts and won the Prix de Rome in 1870. He exhibited at Les XX from 1885. Mellery produced allegorical and decorative paintings as well as a series of symbolist drawings in which he sought to express the "soul" of everyday life. His drawings served as the basis for the 13 statues that grace the ground floor of the porte de Hal. He died in Laeken on 4 February 1921.

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