Rene de Saint-Delis

Artist: de Saint-Delis, Rene

Rene de Saint-Delis
Rene de Saint-Delis

Movement(s): Impressionism

Rene de Saint-Delis, 1876 – 1958, was a French painter influenced by the Impressionist movement. He was born in the North of France (Pas-de-Calais) and died in Etretat, Normandy.

His father, an army officer, died in 1881 causing his mother to move to Le Havre with her four children. One of his young brothers, Henri de Saint-Delis, also became an artist-painter.

At his high school in Le Havre, his best friend was the now famous painter Othon Friesz. Attending subsequent art schools, he friended the other famous Le Havre painter, Raoul Dufy.

During WWI he was stationed in Etretat as bookkeeper for the hospital where he met his wife, a nurse. He married her and stayed in Etretat.

He travelled a lot to Switzerland to visit his sick brother who was diagnosed with tuberculosis. There, he painted several Swiss landscapes together with his brother.

Rene de Saint-Delis painted mostly in Normandy. These are the places where he painted (a link “” to his works will appear below when published):

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