Guillaume Corneille, Woman with Bird Beautiful decorative hand signed etching in colours, artist proof EA , in its original wooden frame.
Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo (1922-2010)
Woman with bird, signed in pencil and annotated EA
Framed behind glass
Size: 30 x 23 cm
framed 44 x 37 cm
Corneille was born as Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo on 3 July 1922 in Liège (Belgium). He had Dutch parents. He was active as a painter and poet. In 1937 he took advertising drawing lessons in Haarlem and from 1940-1943 attended the drawing course at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, where he met Karel Appel (1921-2006). Corneille was self-taught as a painter Corneille developed, before Cobra, in 1947, his mythical figuration inspired by children’s drawings with exuberantly cheerful and brightly colored forms during a stay in Budapest. There he discovered the work of Paul Klee (1879-1940), Joan Miró (1893-1983) and the writings of the surrealist poets and met the painter Jacques Doucet (1924-1994). Under the influence of these impressions, Corneille began to work from his imagination and to paint myths. In 1948 Corneille founded the Experimental Group in Holland with Appel and Constant and were co-founders of Cobra Corneille his work has been collected and exhibited all over the world.