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09/06/2010

Artist Corneille, of the Cobra movement, dies at 88

September 6, 2010 |  6:44 am

Corneille Corneille, the last surviving Dutch member of an influential European art movement , has died at age 88.

Corneille -- Guillaume Cornelis Beverloo -- died Sunday in Paris, according to the Cobra Museum.

He was part of a small group that formed the Cobra movement in a Paris cafe in 1948 and which the museum says “developed a totally new poetic painting style.”

The Cobra movement, named for the cities Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam, included Danish, Belgian and Dutch artists such as Carl-Henning Pedersen and Karel Appel.

Corneille’s spontaneous Expressionist paintings, influenced by the likes of Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Vincent van Gogh, often featured women and animals such as cats and birds.

-- Associated Press

Photo: Corneille. Credit: Dermic / Wikimedia Commons

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