Paul Delvaux

1897 - 1994

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Paul Delvaux (French: [dɛlvo]; 23 September 1897 – 20 July 1994) was a Belgian painter noted for his dream-like scenes of women, classical architecture, trains and train stations, and skeletons, often in combination. He is often considered a surrealist, although he only briefly identified with the Surrealist movement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Delvaux has received more than 238,172 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Paul Delvaux is the 211th most popular painter (up from 294th in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 106th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Belgian Painter.

Paul Delvaux is most famous for his surrealist paintings. He was born in 1898 and died in 1994.

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Among painters, Paul Delvaux ranks 211 out of 2,023Before him are Joaquín Sorolla, John William Waterhouse, Alexandre Cabanel, John Everett Millais, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Dieric Bouts. After him are Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Antoine-Jean Gros, H. R. Giger, Pierre Bonnard, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, and Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark.

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Among people born in 1897, Paul Delvaux ranks 28Before him are Kurt Schuschnigg, Pola Negri, Thích Quảng Đức, Odd Hassel, Yun Posun, and Enid Blyton. After him are Kurt Daluege, Karl Gebhardt, Ivan Bagramyan, Otto Strasser, Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, and Hasso von Manteuffel. Among people deceased in 1994, Paul Delvaux ranks 27Before him are Antônio Carlos Jobim, Léon Degrelle, Paul Feyerabend, Jan Tinbergen, Dorothy Hodgkin, and Guy Debord. After him are Telly Savalas, Domenico Modugno, Robert Doisneau, George Peppard, André Michel Lwoff, and Richard Laurence Millington Synge.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Paul Delvaux ranks 74 out of 1,190Before him are Adolphe Quetelet (1796), John of Gaunt (1340), Quentin Matsys (1466), Jacques Rogge (1942), Jacob Obrecht (1457), and Albert Claude (1899). After him are Adrian Willaert (1490), Dominique Pire (1910), Émile Verhaeren (1855), Corneille Heymans (1892), Henri Pirenne (1862), and Father Damien (1840).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Paul Delvaux ranks 12Before him are Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), Jacob Jordaens (1593), James Ensor (1860), Hugo van der Goes (1440), and Quentin Matsys (1466). After him are Hubert van Eyck (1366), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), Joachim Patinir (1480), Philippe de Champaigne (1602), Félicien Rops (1833), and Pieter Claesz (1596).