About the artist
Willem Paerels, born in Delft (Holland) 1878 he died in Braine-l’Alleud (Belgium) 1962. By birth Willem Paerels had the Dutch nationality but he changed to the Belgian nationality.
He was self-taught. At first he painted impressionistic, than he followed the fauvistic stream and at last he was with the Flamish expressionistic painters. Willem Paerels painted portrets, figures, still-lives and landscapes.
Works by Willem Paerels in museums in Antwerp and Brussels (Belgium), the Haags Gemeentemuseum (The Hague) and Museum Boymans-van Beuningen in Rotterdam.