Lucien Delarue was born on November 10th, 1925 in Paris. He studied at the studios of Grande Chaumiere, Paris as a pupil of Maitre Yves Brayer and began taking part in exhibitions very early in his career, winning first prize and the Vermeil-Medaille at the Salon Violet.
Delarue also received a gold medal at the Salon of Vincennes, a gold medal at the Salon of Clichy in 1973, a silver medal at the Salon des Artistes Francais in 1974 and a bronze medal at the "Arts-Sciences-Lettres" exhibition in Paris.
In 1970, Delarue's works were exhibited at the Museum of Ile de France in the chateau of Sceaux, and had other exhibitions held in New York and in San Francisco. He is a member of the Salon des Artistes Francais and of the French Watercolor Society, and his paintings have been purchased by the municipalities of Paris and Clichy.