Luik 1922, Parijs 2010
Corneille was born as Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo on 3 July 1922 in Liège. He was active as a painter and poet. In 1937 he took advertising drawing lessons in Haarlem and from 1940-1943 attended the drawing course at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam, where he met Karel Appel (1921-2006). The Academy was not interested in him because he did not see any merit in signing “white draperies” (the classic plaster figures). He thought he could not learn anything: “We were experimental painters, the experiment was true, not the nicely finished beautifully cared-for painting. No, it really was about the creative event “.