Verlat, Karel

BORN 25 Nov 1824, Antwerpen - DIED 23 Oct 1890, Antwerpen
BIRTH NAME Verlat, Michel Marie Charles
GRAVE LOCATION Antwerpen: Schoonselhof, Sint-Bernardsesteenweg, Hoboken (perk Z1 (erebegraafplaats))

Karel Verlat was a pupil of the painter Nicaise de Keyser at the Art Academy in Antwerp. In 1842 he created his first important painting "Pippin the Short Killing a Lion". In 1849 he went to Paris, where he worked in Ary Scheffer's studio. In 1855 he won a gold medal at the Universal Exhibition for his painting "Buffle surpris par un tigre" that is now at the Musée des Augustins in Toulouse.

In 1866 he became the director of the Art Academy in Weimar. In 1875 he returned to Antwerp and in the same year he travelled to Palestina. In 1885 he obtained the directorship of the Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp. He died in that city in 1890.

Related persons
• was pupil of Scheffer, Ary


The grave of Karel Verlat at the Schoonselhof, Antwerp.
Picture by Androom (03 Oct 2015)


Verne, Jules

Published: 23 Jan 2023
Last update: 23 Jan 2023