Patrick Derom Gallery

Paul Delvaux

(Belgian, 1897–1994)

les phases de la lune ii (the phases of the moon ii) by paul delvaux

Paul Delvaux

Les phases de la lune II (The Phases of the Moon II), 1941




Born on 23 September at Antheit, near Huy in Belgium
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
Met Franz Courtens during the holiday he spent at Duinbergen
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.
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
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
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
Joined the Belgian Surrealists
1938 - 1939
Visited Italy
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


Cosas del Surrealismo - Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao
Das grosse Finale - 49 Jahre - 9.12.1958 - 8.12.2007 - Galerie Brusberg Berlin, Berlin
Peggy Guggenheim E L’immaginario Surreale - Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
25 years Brusberg Berlin - Galerie Brusberg Berlin, Berlin
Sommergäste - Neuerwerbungen und Arbeiten aus dem Bestand (II) - Galerie Brusberg Berlin, Berlin
Sommergäste - Neuerwerbungen und Arbeiten aus dem Bestand (I) - Galerie Brusberg Berlin, Berlin
Surreal Things - Surrealism and Design - Victoria and Albert Museum - V&A, London (England)
La colección Pierre y Maria-Gaetana Matisse en The Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York - Museo Picasso Málaga, Málaga
Il Settimo Splendore - La modernità della malinconia - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Palazzo Forti, Verona
Fondation Beyeler: EROS in der Kunst der Moderne - BA-CA Kunstforum Wien, Vienna