Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo (born 3 July 1922, Liege, Belgium – 5 September 2010, Auvers-sur-Oise, France), better known under his pseudonym Corneille, was a Dutch artist.


Corneille studied art at the Academy of Art in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He was one of the founders of the REFLEX movement in 1948 and in 1949 he was also one of the founders of the COBRA group in Denmark, which has had great influence on Scandinavian art.

He was active within the group from the beginning, not only painting but also publishing poetry in the Cobra magazine. He was a cofounder of the Experimentele Groep in Holland.

The poetic Corneille was strongly influenced by Miró and Klee. After the group dissolved in 1951 he moved to Paris and began collecting African art. These primitive artifacts became evident in his works, which began to take on a more imaginative style, like landscapes seen from a bird's eye view, exotic birds and stylised forms.

Until his death Corneille lived and worked in Paris, made visits to Israel where he worked with the Jaffa Atalier.

On 24 in September 2003 there was an opening of his exhibition of prints, in the Ramat-Gan Museum of Art, Israel.

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