Artist Birthdays September 23 – PAUL DELVAUX

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PAUL DELVAUX (September 23, 1897 – July 20, 1994)

  • Nationality: Belgian
  • Field: Painting, printmaking
  • Art Movement: Surrealism
  • ARTiFact: He left his first wife after a chance meeting with his first real love, Anne-Marie De Martelaere (nicknamed Tam) – they would eventually marry.
  • Artist Quote: “Surrealism! What is Surrealism? In my opinion, it is above all a reawakening of the poetic idea in art, the reintroduction of the subject but in a very particular sense, that of the strange and illogical.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): The Great Sirens, 1947.

Paul Delvaux. The Great Sirens. 1947.

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