Paul DELVAUX |
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Belgium 1897 - 1994
Born in 1897 in Antheit (Belgium), died 20 July 1994, Furnes (Belgium)
World famous Belgian painter and etcher.
Delvaux first studied architecture before becoming an artist. Strongly influenced by the classic tradition at first, he later leaned towards the surrealist imagery of de Chirico and Magritte.
Although classically inspired, his paintings are of a dreamlike surrealism (train stations, trains, Pygmalion, etc.)
He became one of the leading surrealist painters and print-makers with such a distinctive style that once seen, his paintings and lithographs become instantly identifiable.
From 1920 to 1927 the years during which Paul Delvaux became initiated into landscape: "La gare du Quartier Léopold", "The Meuse at Engis", "The pound of frogs"...
From 1927 the first free compositions appear, such as: "The pink lady"; and "The screen", composition influenced by Belgian expressionists as Gustave De Smet, Constant Permeke and even James Ensor.
Paris 1935, Paul Delvaux discovers the works of Giorgio de Chirico, precursor of surrealism.
Progressively he frees himself of these outside influences and takes up, in ...
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