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Paul Delvaux    (Belgian, 1897-1994)

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1897 Born on 23 September at Antheit, near Huy in Belgium
1918 Met Franz Courtens during the holiday he spent at Duinbergen
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
1920 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
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.
1923 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
1936 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
1937 Joined the Belgian Surrealists
1938 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
1938 - 1939 Visited Italy
1944 - 1945 First retrospective was held at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels
1947 Executed stage designs for Jean Genet’s Adame Miroire
1956 Traveled to Greece
1950 - 1962 Appointed professor at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art et d’Architecture in Brussels
1965 Retrospectives of his work were held at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille
1965 - 1966 Served as president and director of the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts of Belgium, and about this time he produced his first lithographs
1969 Retrospectives of his work were held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris
1973 Retrospectives of his work were held at the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen in Rotterdam
1973 Awarded the Rembrandt Prize of the Johann Wolfgang Stiftung
1975 Retrospective was shown at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo and the National Museum of Modern Art of Kyoto
1977 Became an associate member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts of France
1994 Died in Veurne, Belgium, on July 20

2008 Cosas del Surrealismo - Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao
2007 Das grosse Finale - 49 Jahre - 9.12.1958 - 8.12.2007 - Galerie Brusberg Berlin, Berlin
2007 Peggy Guggenheim E L’immaginario Surreale - Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
2007 25 years Brusberg Berlin - Galerie Brusberg Berlin, Berlin
2007 Sommergäste - Neuerwerbungen und Arbeiten aus dem Bestand (II) - Galerie Brusberg Berlin, Berlin
2007 Sommergäste - Neuerwerbungen und Arbeiten aus dem Bestand (I) - Galerie Brusberg Berlin, Berlin
2007 Surreal Things - Surrealism and Design - Victoria and Albert Museum - V&A, London (England)
2007 La colección Pierre y Maria-Gaetana Matisse en The Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York - Museo Picasso Málaga, Málaga
2007 Il Settimo Splendore - La modernità della malinconia - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Palazzo Forti, Verona
2007 Fondation Beyeler: EROS in der Kunst der Moderne - BA-CA Kunstforum Wien, Vienna
2007 A New Key: Modern Belgian Art from the Simon Collection - McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
2006 Das Geheimnis der Frau - Paul Delvaux und der Surrealismus - Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld (solo)
2006 Memento Mori - Mireille Mosler Ltd., New York City, NY
2006 Surrealism: Then and Now - Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York City, NY
2006 EROS in der Kunst der Moderne - Foundation Beyeler, Riehen
2006 Ensor and the avantgardes by the sea - Museum Voor Moderne Kunst (PMMK), Oostende
2006 Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Exhibition - NMWA The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
2006 Classics - Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere
2006 Auktion 22 - Lehr - Auktionshaus und Galerie, Berlin
2005 Il surrealismo di Delvaux tra Magritte e De Chirico - Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin
2005 Auktion 21 - Lehr - Auktionshaus und Galerie, Berlin
2004 The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
2004 Andererseits - Die Phantastik - Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz
2004 A century of belgian painting - Frissiras Museum, Athens
2004 La ciudad que nunca existió. Arquitecturas fantásticas en el arte occidental - Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao
2004 Prints from the collections of the Turku Art Museum - Turku Art Museum, Turku
2004 Il nudo fra ideale e realtà - Galleria d´Arte Moderna di Bologna - GAM, Bologna
2003 Die Sammlung Wald - Glanzstücke der Malerei des 20. Jahrhunderts - Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
2003 A Singular Vision: The Melvin Blake and Frank Purnell Legacy - MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
2001 Surrealism: Desire Unbound - Tate Modern, London (England)
2000 Cosmos - From Goya to De Chirico from Friedrich to Kiefer - Palazzo Grassi, Venice
1999 Paul Delvaux - Acuarelas y Dibujos - Museu d´Art Espanyol Contemporani (Fundación Juan March), Palma de Mallorca (solo)
1998 Paul Delvaux - Fundación Juan March, Madrid (solo)
1998 Forma y Figuración - Obras maestras de la Colección Blake-Purnell - Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao
1995 46th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
1992 Adam & Eve - Museum of Modern Art Saitama, Saitama
1989 Open Mind (Gesloten Circuits) - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent
1989 Paul de Vaux - Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich (solo)
1982 In Our Time: Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum 1948–1982 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
1969 Ensor - Delvaux - Magritte - Galerie Gmurzynska - Köln, Cologne
1959 documenta 2 - Documenta, Kassel
1958 Paintings from the Urvater Collection - Tate Britain, London (England)
1958 The Disquieting Muse: Surrealism - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
1953 5th Anniversary Exhibition
Groeninge Museum, Bruges, Belgium
Dexia Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Musée d'Ixelles - Museum van Elsene, Brussels, Belgium
Musée d´Art Moderne Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Museum Voor Moderne Kunst (PMMK), Oostende, Belgium
Museo Botero, Santafé de Bogota, Colombia
Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Pola Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
Yokohama Museum of Art, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Scheringa Museum voor Realisme, Spanbroek, Netherlands
Berardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain
Tate Britain, London (England), UK
SCAG -Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton (England), UK
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY, USA
Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO, USA
Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC, USA
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