Cornelis van Cleve: 3 cool facts

By Gwylym Owen

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Cornelis van Cleve, Cornelis van Cleef or Cornelis van der Beke, nickname Sotte Cleve (‘Mad Cleve’) (1520 in Antwerp – 1567/1614) was a Flemish Renaissance painter swift in Antwerp who is known for his religious compositions and portraits. Starting his career in Antwerp in the workshop of his father Joos van Cleve, he higher worked for a though in London. When he unsuccessful to reach success in England, he became crazy and stopped painting.

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