world recognition as a leading abstract expressionist painter
and printmaker. His works are collected by museums in South
America, Africa, Australia …
the artist's work: G.Corneille.(Click
on the image to enlarge)
Artist’s catalogue raisonné : « Corneille
: catalogue raisonné de l’œuvre gravé,
Tome I »P.
Donkersloot-Van den Gerghe, Amsterdam, 1992.
Dutch painter, printmaker, ceramicist and writer. He studied drawing
at the Amsterdam Rijksakademie, but taught himself how to paint. His
early work was naturalistic, but after being inspired by the joie
de vivre of French painters, and in particular by the work of younger
artists such as Edouard Pignon, he slowly moved into the Cubist style.
Few contemporary artists have achieved greater world recognition than
Corneille. As a co-founder of COBRA art movement -- the famed experimental
artists group in 1948 –
he became a leading abstract expressionist painter and printmaker
along with such notables as Appel, Alechinksy, Jorn, and Dubbuffet.
In the mid 1950's he travelled and exhibited throughout Western Europe.
He first came to the United States in 1958, having won First Honourable
Mention at the Carnegie Institute two years earlier. There he was
heralded for his spirited and imaginative works. Unlike others, Corneille
packed form and content in an otherwise restricted genre. He was soon
presented with many prizes and awards, and his works were collected
by museums in South America, Africa and Australia.
Corneille Guillaume's masterpieces. the art gallery is specialised
in Corneille's rug in limited edition. Corneille Guillaume