Paul Delvaux  (Belgian, 1897-1994) 


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Paul Delvaux, Anne Lost in Thoughts


Paul Delvaux
Anne Lost in Thoughts
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Paul Delvaux, A Ma Cherie Pilette


Paul Delvaux
A Ma Cherie Pilette

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Paul Delvaux, Nus


Paul Delvaux

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Paul Delvaux, Les Courtisanes


Paul Delvaux
Les Courtisanes

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Paul Delvaux, Sunday Dress


Paul Delvaux
Sunday Dress, 1967


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Paul Delvaux, Woman with ball


Paul Delvaux
Woman with ball, 1971


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Paul Delvaux, Les jeunes filles


Paul Delvaux
Les jeunes filles, 1967


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1897   Born on 23 September at Antheit, near Huy in Belgium
1918   Met Franz Courtens during the holiday he spent at Duinbergen
1916 - 1919   Enrolled at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels, in the architectural section. But finding problems with mathematics he gave up this course after a year
1920   Spent his afternoons at the Rouge-Cloître, at the edge of the Forêt de Soignes, where he painted many landscapes. There he met the painter Alfred Bastien who encouraged his ambition to be a painter
1920 - 1921   Carried out his military service from May 31, 1920 - June 18, 1921. In the evenings he followed the classes given by Jean Delville at the Brussels Academy. At the beginning of the ‘twenties he met Anne-Marie de Martelaere, nicknamed Tam. It was love at first sight.
1923   Exhibited for the first time at the Exposition de jeune peinture et jeune sculpture at the Brussels gallery of Georges Giroux from 20 to 31 January
1936   Shared an exhibition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels with René Magritte, a fellow member of the Belgian group Les Compagnons de l’Art
1937   Joined the Belgian Surrealists
1938   Given solo exhibitions at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, and the London Gallery, the latter organized by E. L. T. Mesens and Roland Penrose
1938 - 1939   Visited Italy
1944 - 1945   First retrospective was held at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels
1947   Executed stage designs for Jean Genet’s Adame Miroire
1956   Traveled to Greece
1950 - 1962   Appointed professor at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art et d’Architecture in Brussels
1965   Retrospectives of his work were held at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille
1965 - 1966   Served as president and director of the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts of Belgium, and about this time he produced his first lithographs
1969   Retrospectives of his work were held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris
1973   Retrospectives of his work were held at the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen in Rotterdam
1973   Awarded the Rembrandt Prize of the Johann Wolfgang Stiftung
1975   Retrospective was shown at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo and the National Museum of Modern Art of Kyoto
1977   Became an associate member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts of France
1994   Died in Veurne, Belgium, on July 20
2008   Cosas del Surrealismo - Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao
2007   Das grosse Finale - 49 Jahre - 9.12.1958 - 8.12.2007 - Galerie Brusberg Berlin, Berlin
2007   Peggy Guggenheim E L’immaginario Surreale - Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
2007   25 years Brusberg Berlin - Galerie Brusberg Berlin, Berlin
2007   Sommergäste - Neuerwerbungen und Arbeiten aus dem Bestand (II) - Galerie Brusberg Berlin, Berlin
2007   Sommergäste - Neuerwerbungen und Arbeiten aus dem Bestand (I) - Galerie Brusberg Berlin, Berlin
2007   Surreal Things - Surrealism and Design - Victoria and Albert Museum - V&A, London (England)
2007   La colección Pierre y Maria-Gaetana Matisse en The Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York - Museo Picasso Málaga, Málaga
2007   Il Settimo Splendore - La modernità della malinconia - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Palazzo Forti, Verona
2007   Fondation Beyeler: EROS in der Kunst der Moderne - BA-CA Kunstforum Wien, Vienna
2007   A New Key: Modern Belgian Art from the Simon Collection - McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
2006   Das Geheimnis der Frau - Paul Delvaux und der Surrealismus - Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld (solo)
2006   Memento Mori - Mireille Mosler Ltd., New York City, NY
2006   Surrealism: Then and Now - Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York City, NY
2006   EROS in der Kunst der Moderne - Foundation Beyeler, Riehen
2006   Ensor and the avantgardes by the sea - Museum Voor Moderne Kunst (PMMK), Oostende
2006   Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Exhibition - NMWA The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
2006   Classics - Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere
2006   Auktion 22 - Lehr - Auktionshaus und Galerie, Berlin
2005   Il surrealismo di Delvaux tra Magritte e De Chirico - Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin
2005   Auktion 21 - Lehr - Auktionshaus und Galerie, Berlin
2004   The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
2004   Andererseits - Die Phantastik - Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz
2004   A century of belgian painting - Frissiras Museum, Athens
2004   La ciudad que nunca existió. Arquitecturas fantásticas en el arte occidental - Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao
2004   Prints from the collections of the Turku Art Museum - Turku Art Museum, Turku
2004   Il nudo fra ideale e realtà - Galleria d´Arte Moderna di Bologna - GAM, Bologna
2003   Die Sammlung Wald - Glanzstücke der Malerei des 20. Jahrhunderts - Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
2003   A Singular Vision: The Melvin Blake and Frank Purnell Legacy - MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
2001   Surrealism: Desire Unbound - Tate Modern, London (England)
2000   Cosmos - From Goya to De Chirico from Friedrich to Kiefer - Palazzo Grassi, Venice
1999   Paul Delvaux - Acuarelas y Dibujos - Museu d´Art Espanyol Contemporani (Fundación Juan March), Palma de Mallorca (solo)
1998   Paul Delvaux - Fundación Juan March, Madrid (solo)
1998   Forma y Figuración - Obras maestras de la Colección Blake-Purnell - Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao
1995   46th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
1992   Adam & Eve - Museum of Modern Art Saitama, Saitama
1989   Open Mind (Gesloten Circuits) - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent
1989   Paul de Vaux - Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich (solo)
1982   In Our Time: Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum 1948–1982 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
1969   Ensor - Delvaux - Magritte - Galerie Gmurzynska - Köln, Cologne
1959   documenta 2 - Documenta, Kassel
1958   Paintings from the Urvater Collection - Tate Britain, London (England)
1958   The Disquieting Muse: Surrealism - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
1953   5th Anniversary Exhibition
Groeninge Museum, Bruges, Belgium
Dexia Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Musée d'Ixelles - Museum van Elsene, Brussels, Belgium
Musée d´Art Moderne Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Museum Voor Moderne Kunst (PMMK), Oostende, Belgium
Museo Botero, Santafé de Bogota, Colombia
Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Pola Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
Yokohama Museum of Art, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Scheringa Museum voor Realisme, Spanbroek, Netherlands
Berardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain
Tate Britain, London (England), UK
SCAG -Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton (England), UK
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY, USA
Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO, USA
Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC, USA