This is a lithograph, titled "Heure Matinale", 19 3/4" by 25 3/4", unframed, signed in pencil at lower right by the artist and dated there "61", with "epreuve d'artiste" notation, by the noted CoBra artist GUILLAUME CORNELIS VAN BEVERLOO, best known by the pseudonym "CORNEILLE" (the French word for "crow"). The regular edition of this print appears to have been of 120 examples, on BFK Rives paper (and this has those watermarks). Corneille passed away in the year 2010 after a long and distinguished career in the art world. Born in Liege, Belgium to Dutch parents, he was back in Holland by age 12. In 1948 the young artist was one of the founders of the "Reflex" movement, and in 1949, he was a founder of "Cobra". That movement dissolved in 1951 but left a strong impression on modern art at mid century. Corneille was influenced by Miro and Paul Klee, as well as primitive art. African art's stylized forms are visible in his works. The artist's works have sold into the six figures at major auctions in Europe and America. See the net for much, much more on Corneille and the CoBra movement. This unframed print has foxing of significance which could likely be removed or lightened by paper restorers. Some light handling creases are also present. See photos.
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