Paul Delvaux studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. His first paintings were strongly influenced by the Flemish expressionism of Gustave de Smet and Constant Permeke. Later, the influence of De Chirico and René Magritte can be seen in the mysterious and unreal scenes he painted in a realistic manner. Although he would be regarded as one of the most important Belgian surrealists, he never considered himself one.
Antheit 1897 - Veurne 1994