Peruvian painter, potter and sculptor. He had little formal education, but after training as a boxer in Lima he settled in Buenos Aires, where his interest in pottery led him to set up a workshop for the conservation of Pre-Columbian pottery and for the manufacture of pottery in the style of this period. He learnt to sculpt and studied painting under ...
W. Iain Mackay
Italian, 18th century, male.
In 1795, Melis won second prize from the Accademia di San Luca in Rome for a terracotta, Jacob Taking Leave of Benjamin. From 1798 to 1801, he worked as a restorer at the museum in Raxa, Majorca.
Raxa (Mus.): Head of a Woman...