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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 188,777 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Paul Delvaux is the 292nd most popular painter (down from 220th in 2019), the 106th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 75th in 2019) and the 19th 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 292 out of 1,421Before him are Francesco Melzi, Max Beckmann, John Singer Sargent, Baldassare Peruzzi, Adriaen van Ostade, and Anselm Kiefer. After him are Louis Wain, Frans Snyders, Marie Bashkirtseff, Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, and Salaì.

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Among people born in 1897, Paul Delvaux ranks 38Before him are Odd Hassel, Ivan Bagramyan, Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, John Franklin Enders, Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, and Kirill Meretskov. After him are Margaret Mahler, Plaek Phibunsongkhram, Vlado Chernozemski, Joseph Berchtold, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and Gershom Scholem. Among people deceased in 1994, Paul Delvaux ranks 38Before him are Domenico Modugno, Witold Lutosławski, Pierre Boulle, Marija Gimbutas, Raul Julia, and Roger Wolcott Sperry. After him are Juvénal Habyarimana, Fernando Rey, György Cziffra, André Michel Lwoff, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Pujie.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Paul Delvaux ranks 106 out of 1,019Before him are Peyo (1928), Félicien Rops (1833), Gilles Binchois (1400), Joachim Patinir (1480), Gerard de Ridefort (1141), and Eugène Ysaÿe (1858). After him are Frans Snyders (1579), Gertrude of Nivelles (626), François Vatel (1631), Henri Pirenne (1862), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), and Karel van Mander (1548).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Paul Delvaux ranks 19Before him are Hubert van Eyck (1366), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), Pieter Claesz (1596), Philippe de Champaigne (1602), Félicien Rops (1833), and Joachim Patinir (1480). After him are Frans Snyders (1579), Karel van Mander (1548), Adriaen Brouwer (1605), David Teniers the Younger (1610), Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502), and Fernand Khnopff (1858).