Pierre Paulus De Chatelet Biography

Pierre Paulus De Chatelet

Belgian

1881-1959

Biography

Pierre Paulus (later knighted Baron Pierre Paulus de Chatelet) was a Walloon painter, pastel artist and printmaker. He studied at the Academy of Brussels (1898 to 1903), under, among others, Belgian artist Constant Montald, and then privately with sculptor Charles Van der Stappen (1905 -05). A traveling grant afforded him the opportunity to study Old Masters in Italy. After returning home, his focus leaned toward social realism, and much of his work was based on the mining towns of his homeland. In 1911 he participated in his first exhibition at the Walloon Art Exposition of Charleroi. Soon, he was soon commissioned by the Walloon Assembly to design their flag.  In 1916, he was drafted into World War I by the Belgian Army, and served as a documentation artist on the frontlines. Paulus would eventually exhibit throughout Europe as well as in the United States. He was a member of the Beligian artist's circle Group Nervia.