Armily Vandervael enjoyed a wide and varied life that encompassed both the arts and sciences. He was born in the town of Jemelle, close to Namur located within the French speaking Wallonia region of Belgium in 1908. His first love was for the arts and whilst still in his teens studied drawing at the Ecole Artistique in Liege followed by an extensive course in sculptor at the nearby Academy of Liege. Graduating around 1930 he commenced his career as a professional artist painting town scenes, landscapes and marines in an appealing post-Impressionist manner. He utilized a restricted palette yet still managed to create a keen sense of light. He would paint professionally for barely five years before, after a period of study at the Liege School of Medicine, he became a doctor. He would remain in the medical profession for over thirty years, yet still occasionally exhibiting his work publicly most notably with the art group ‘Les Medecins-Peintres’ in their annual salons. By the late 1960’s he had retired as a doctor and once again concentrated his efforts on his artistic pursuits. These later works are of a somewhat more modernist nature but were as highly praised by the critics of the day as his earlier oeuvre. Armily Vandervael died in Liege in 1998. Paintings by him can be seen at the town hall and museum of Liege as well as the Museum of Spa.