Willem (William) Paerels
(1878 - 1962)
Willem (William) Paerels was active/lived in Belgium, Netherlands. Willem Paerels is known for buildings, city views.
Biography Willem (William) Paerels
Willem Paerels (1878-1962)
first learned in his father's workshop. At the age of 16 he left his
home town of Delft and went to Brussels to study painting. To earn his
living, he worked as a furniture designer.
Around 1900 he went to Paris
where he grappled with the works of the Impressionists, which should
affect his subsequent work sharply. Back in Brussels, he opened his own
studio. In 1902 Paerels had his first exhibition and his works were now
approaching rather Fauvism. He was a member of the Brabant Fauvism and in 1914
the art dealer Georges Giroux enabled him to exhibit in his
During the First World War Paerels remained in Holland where he
taught young pa
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