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Corneille Guillaume Beverloo (1922 – 2010), better known under his pseudonym Corneille, was a Dutch artist. He was born in Liege, Belgium, although his parents were Dutch and moved back to the Netherlands when he was 12. He studied at the Academy of Art in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. The artist was one of the founders of the CoBrA movement, 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.
The poetic Corneille was strongly influenced by was Miró’s and Klee’s. After the group dissolved in 1951 he moved to Paris and began collecting primitive artefacts from Africa. It 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. His work is in the collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou. Until his death Corneille lived and worked in Paris, and made visits to Israel where he worked with the Jaffa Atalier. On 24 September 2003 an exhibition of his prints opened at the Ramat-Gan Museum of Art, Israel. He died at Auvers-sur-Oise, France.