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Corneille

Born in 1922 - Netherlands

BIOGRAPHY

Corneille (Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo) (1922-2010) is the artist who truly knew how to celebrate womanhood, joy and all that is beautiful in life.

Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo was born in 1922 in Liège, Belgium, to Dutch parents. After leaving school, he studied drawing at the Academy of Arts in Amsterdam from 1940 to 1943. As a painter, however, he was an autodidact. Together with Karel Appel, Asger Jorn, Dotremont and Constant, he founded the COBRA group in Paris 1948.

The works of Paul Klee and Joan Miró exerted a strong influence on Corneille and, like them, he too was inspired by African culture, with which he became well acquainted during several journeys to Africa. Initially his art was non-figurative, but he gradually turned to painting fantasy landscapes in warm tones, frequently characterised by symbiotic representations of female figures and birds. The woman represents beauty and voluptuousness, while the bird symbolises freedom and strength.

Corneille passed away in September 2010. He is represented in several museums in Europe, among others at Centre Georges Pompidou, au Musée d’Art moderna à Paris, à The COBRA Museum, Amstelveen, et à Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2013
Corneille - Zyklus Cobra 1948 Und Andere Arbeiten - Galerie Linzergasse-Weihergut, Salzburg
2012
Guillaume Corneille - Galerie Eva Doublet, Saint-Georges du Bois
2010
Guillaume Corneille - L'Estampe, Strasbourg
2009
Corneille - dem Künstler, dem Freund, dem Lebenswerk - Die Galerie - Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main
2005
Corneille - Carl-Henning Pedersen og Else Alfelts Museum, Herning
2004
Corneille - Gemälde, Gouachen, Zeichnungen - Die Galerie - Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main
2003
Corneille - Erinnerungen 1941 bis 1951 - Kunstverein Buchholz, Buchholz
Corneille - Malerei - Galerie An der Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
2001
Traumbilder - Art Edition Fils, Dusseldorf
Corneille - Traumbilder - anders galerie im stilwerk, Dusseldorf
1998
Corneille. Dal Co.br.a al 2000 - Galleria San Carlo, Milan
Corneille - Galeria Quadrado Azul - Porto, Porto
1993
Het Afrikaanse gezicht van Corneille - PMMK - Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende
1963
Corneille - Galleria del Naviglio, Milan
1961
Corneille - Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Corneille - Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague
1960
Tekeningen van Corneille - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam


GROUP SHOWS

2015
Obra Multipla - Galeria 111 - Lisboa, Lisbon
ArtZuid 2015 - Foundation ArtZuid, Amsterdam
Cobra - Nach Uns Die Freiheit! - Die Galerie - Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main
15 Great Artists From The Collection - Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden
2014
Playgrounds. Reinventing the Square - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
2013
Meisterwerke - Galerie Rother Winter, Wiesbaden
?stanbul Eindhoven Saltvanabbe Modern Times - SALT Galata, Istanbul
Nudes - RT&W Rosendahl, Thöne & Westphal Galerie, Berlin
CoBrA dans les collections de l’artothèque - Musée des Beaux-Arts Brest, Brest
Corneille - Appel - De Keyser - Lindström - Guy Pieters Galleries, Knokke-Heist
2012
CoBrA - LEVY Galerie, Hamburg
Druckgrafik Internationaler Meister - Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz
Cobra - 1000 Days of Free Art - Sabanci Üniversitesi, Istanbul
Collection - Baiksong Gallery, Seoul
2011
Accrochage - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
Narrative, critique, libre,.. - Les Coopérateurs, Limoges
Accrochage - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
CoBrA-expo - MDZ Art Gallery, Knokke-Heist
Black and White - MDZ Art Gallery, Knokke-Heist
2010
CoBrA & Co - Sihtasutus Tallinna Kunstihoone Fond, Tallinn
Made in France II - Galerie d'Art Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa, ON
CoBrA e l'Italia - Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (GNAM) , Rome
CoBrA & Co - Arsen?ls, Riga
Accrochage - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
2009
Group Show, Best Wishes - Arte Boccanera Contemporanea, Trento
Twentysix Gasoline Stations ed altri libri d'Artista - Una collezione - Museo Regionale di Messina, Messina
RÜCKSCHAU IN DIE MODERNE - Grafik und Malerei im 20. Jahrhundert aus der Sammlung Richard H. Mayer - Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt/Oder
ACCROCHAGE - Neuankäufe und ausgewählte Exponate aus den Beständen - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
A Sense of Place: Location/Inspiration - Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
a Hartung a Warhol. Presenze internazionali nella collezione Cozzani. Opere dalle raccolte del CAMeC - CAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia
Riccardo Licata e gli amici di Venezia e Parig - Palazzo Della Promotrice Delle Belle Arti, Turin
Un mondo visivo nuovo. Origine, Balla, Kandinsky e le astrazioni degli anni ‘50 - Lu.C.C.A - Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Lucca, LU
Da Hartung a Warhol - CAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia
The Unexpected - van Picasso tot Penck, van Appel tot Koons - Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, 's-Hertogenbosch
2008
Cobra & Co - Engravings and prints - BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels
Alex Rosenberg: Collector and Patron - Center for the arts, Reading, PA
CoBrA - Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin
COBRA TO CONTEMPORARY - Artnews Projects, Berlin
60 rokov otvorené - Slovak National Gallery / Slovenská Národná Galéria (SNG), Bratislava
Danish / International Summer exhibition - Galerie Moderne, Silkeborg
Ganz schön ART-ig - LECKERBISSEN III - Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm
Highlights from the Dorothy M. Skinner and John S. Cook Bequest - Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA
COBRA Reykjavik - Trondheim Art Museum, Trondheim
2007
Quand les peintres s'adressent aux enfants - Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris
Match Race - Modernistic remixes between now and then - KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg (former Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum), Aalborg
Cobra Reykjavík - Listasafn Islands - National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik
2006
What happened to Art - Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
Vernissage - Cobra Museum, Amstelveen
Nederland Grafiekland - Museums Vledder, Vledder
LECKERBISSEN II - Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm
2005
Informale – Jean Dubuffet e l’arte europea 1945-1970 - Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena
Collected - 25 Jahre Weihergut - Altstadtgalerie, Salzburg
Grafik International - Kunsthalle Hosp, Nassereith
International Collectibles - Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
Accrochage - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
Kaléidoscope - Opera Gallery, Paris
Memoire de la liberte - Galerie tazl., Weiz
Cobra Collectie - Cobra Museum, Amstelveen
COBRA - Galerie tazl., Weiz
2004
TOMI UNGERER - Das, das ist ja ein Hund! - Na und? - Galerie Kühn - Berlin, Berlin
Picasso, Rainer, Tapies, etc..... - Galerie Tulbinger Kogel, Mauerbach
HOMMAGE A PICASSO - 50 KÜnstler - 80 Exponate in verschiedenen Techniken - Galerie Wolfgang Exner, Vienna
2003
Herbst- / Winterkollektion 2003 - 'Kunterbunte Arbeiten' - Galerie Ariadne - Thomas Netusil Kunsthandel, Vienna
30 Sommerakademiekünstler im Traklhaus - Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg
Van Andriesse tot De Zwart - Werk op papier uit de collectie van Museum Jan Cune - Museum Jan Cunen, Oss
CoBrA - de kleur van vrijheid - De Korenbeurs (bis Sept 05), Schiedam
Després de l'informalisme - Museu d'Art de Girona, Girona
CoBrA - From the Collection of Stéphane Janssen - ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Von Daumier Bis Picasso - Graphische Sammlung Der Universität Osnabrück - Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst
Leckerbissen - Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm
2002
Enrico Baj und Corneille - Eine Künstlerfreundschaft - Die Galerie - Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main
2001
Nachtdieren - Selectie uit de Cobra verzameling - De Hallen, Haarlem
Druckgraphik aus Frankreich nach 45 - MMK Museum Moderner Kunst - Stiftung Wörlen, Passau
DIE VÖGEL - Galerie Kühn - Berlin, Berlin
Dutch 20th-century masters (1945-1985) - The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Evidence of Love, Romance, Desire & Fantasy - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2000
Meister des 20. Jahrhunderts - Tapisserie - KunstHaus Wien, Vienna
1998
Cobra 50 years - ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj
CoBrA - KunstHaus Wien, Vienna
1997
COBRA - CO penhagen BR üssel A msterdam - Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich
1996
Cobra & the Stedelijk - Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam
1994
COBRA II Neue Arbeiten von Künstlern der ehemaligen COBRA Gruppe - Galerie Gabriele von Loeper, Hamburg
1993
Alles van Waarde is Weerloos : Cobrakeramiek uit de periode 1948-1959 - Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, 's-Hertogenbosch
1991
Cobra-Post-Cobra - PMMK - Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende
1989
20° Bienal de São Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
1987
Rückblick - Eine Sammlung der 60er Jahre - Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz
1985
18° Bienal de Sao Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
1984
Festival do Labirinto - Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
1982
Cobra - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
1974
Alcoa Collection of Contemporary Art - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Alternativen Malerei um 1945 – 50 - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
1973
Hommage á Picasso - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
1967
Vom Bauhaus bis zur Gegenwart - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
1964
Guggenheim International Award 1964 - Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin
documenta 3 - Documenta, Kassel
1963
6 Artists [Appel, Corneille, Fiorini, Mels, Music and Singier] - The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Kamakura
1959
Internationale Ausstellung Graphik der Gegenwart 1959 - Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
documenta 2 - Documenta, Kassel
1955
Alice in Wonderland - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
1953
II Bienal Do Museu De Arte Moderna De São Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo

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Corneille

Bleu

27 x 35 x 1
Print

350 €

Corneille

Oiseau

35 x 27 x 6
Sculpture

1 400 €

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