Lee Miller

Paul Delvaux, Brussels, 1944

About this artwork

Following time spent on the front-line, Miller remained in Europe to document the events after the War. Her accounts were published in British and American Vogue. In November 1944 she spent several days in Brussels, where she noted that she found her “favourite modern Belgian painters in good health”. This photograph shows surrealist artist Paul Delvaux standing behind his large canvas ‘La Ville Rouge’, [The Red Town], painted from 1943-4. Miller observed that “these last months of occupation and invasion urged him to paint prisoners and skeletons.”

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Paul Delvaux, Brussels, 1944
  • date created:
    1944
  • materials:
    Black and white photograph (posthumous print)
  • measurements:
    Paper size: 38.90 x 29.90 cm; image size: 26.50 x 25.50 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased with help from the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland 2007
  • accession number:
    GMA 4985
  • gallery:
    View by Appointment
  • subject:
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Lee Miller

Lee Miller