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Cels, Cornelis [Corneille]locked

(b Lierre, June 10, 1778; d Brussels, March 3, 1859).
  • Dominique Vautier

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Belgian painter. The son of a manufacturer, he studied under Pierre Denis at Lierre, then the sculptor Walter Pompe at Antwerp and finally Andries Cornelis Lens at Brussels, between 1795 and 1800. The suave Neo-classicism of Lens had a decisive influence on Cels’s first drawings and such paintings as ...

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