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Colorful lithograph by Corneille. Title: Femmes dans un jardin. Year: 1977. Number: 75/135. Tabletop dimensions: H65 x W50.5 cm. Dimensions including black background sheet: H80 x W60 cm. The work is signed lower right by the artist. The authenticity of the work offered can be fully guaranteed. A certificate of authenticity can be emailed upon request.
When purchasing, the work can be picked up in 's-Gravenzande (near The Hague (Scheveningen), Rotterdam and Delft and 5 minutes from the beach). The term for collection, if paid in advance, is very long, in other words, the buyer can collect the work weeks or even months later and, if possible, combine it with a visit to one of the aforementioned cities or the beach. We can also ship the work. Our shipping days are Tuesday and Thursday.
Corneille was born in Liège, Belgium, to Dutch parents. Although largely self-taught, he took art courses at the Amsterdam State Academy between 1940 and 1942. In 1946 he held his first exhibition in Groningen. Initially strongly influenced by Picasso's work, he broke away from it in 1948 and joined the Cobra movement; he co-founded it, together with, among others, the Dutch Karel Appel, Jan Nieuwenhuijs, his brother Constant Nieuwenhuijs and the Belgians Christian Dotremont and Joseph Noiret. In 1950 he moved from Amsterdam to Paris where he lived until 1968 with the photographer Henny Riemens (1928-1993). The couple married in Amsterdam in 1955 and traveled several times to other parts of the world: North Africa, North America, the Antilles and South America. These journeys largely determine the nature of his work. From 1960 he fell back on figurative art, in which women, birds, flowers and often characters belong to his artistic vocabulary. He himself claims that painting is not a hobby or work, but rather a vocation. In recent years, Corneille had his studio in Paris. Visitors were hardly tolerated by the artist. Corneille lived secluded in the Maison du Cedres in the French department of Val-d'Oise. He passed away on September 5, 2010. Corneille was buried in the cemetery in Auvers-sur-Oise, where Vincent van Gogh was also buried in 1890. tombstone Corneille To work Katvogel (2001), Heerhugowaard near the station. An identical statue is also located near the CoBra Museum in Amstelveen. His artwork Au sein de désert, il ya encore de la place pour les yeux (1949) fetched 281,000 euros at an auction in Copenhagen (2006). Such a sum has never been paid for one of his works. Corneille also made life-size sculptures. His work Le Bateau de L'espoir was sold in 1993 for 70,000 guilders and is now worth many times that amount. He continued to paint until the end of his life. According to his spokesman Boudewijn Hiltermann, the three artificial elephants for the Elephant Parade were the last works Corneille completed. The auction of one of these elephants on 13 November 2009 in the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam yielded 42,000 euros. On September 9, 2010, his last artwork, Corneillefant 3, was auctioned in Emmen.