Belgian painter, Paul Delvaux was born in 1897 at Antheit. He developed an interest for/in drawing and musical study at a very early age. Studying at the Academy des Beaux-Arts of Brussel, he first took architecture classes before studying painting in Constant Montald’s atelier (1920-1924). Going from a post-impressionist period to a post-expressionism one (1928-1934), Delvaux will finally identify with the surrealist movement.
In 1950 Paul Delvaux became a professor in monumental painting at the Ecole National Supérieure d’Art et d’Architetcure de Bruxelles (La Cambre) where he teached until 1962.
Paul Delvaux established himself in Furnes in 1969 where he stayed until his death in 1994.