Corneille, Signed & Numbered Lithograph, Nude
Title: untitled 6
Medium: Lithograph on Arches [Signed and Numbered in Pencil]
Paper Size: 25.5 x 20 inches
CORNEILLE (1922- )
Few contemporary artists have achieved greater world recognition than Corneille, who was born in Liege, 1922 of Dutch parents. As a co-founder of COBRA-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 two years earlier won First Honorable Mention at the Carnegie Institute. Here 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.