Corneille is a painter who is associated with neo-expressionism. He was the son to a Belgium family and grew up in the Netherlands where he attended the Academy of Arts. Six years after his graduation he founded the group CoBrA with befriended artists like Karl Appel. The group became famous for their expressive painting.
- Civil name: Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo
- Born: 3 July 1922
- Place of birth: Liège, Netherlands
- Died on: 5 September 2010
- Nationality: Dutch
- Studied at: Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam
- Era: contemporary art
- artistic movement: CoBrA
- Stylistic direction: neo-expressionism
Corneille repeatedly went on long trips to Asia, Africa and America. These travels have strongly influenced his work. He chose Paris as his home, where he lived for sixty years. It was in Paris that he started to explore mediums such a ceramics and etching. The diversity of his work can be witnessed at Museums in Amsterdam and at the CoBrA Museum. Today, Corneille counts among the most famous artists from the Benelux-states.