CLEVE Cornelis van (b. 1520, Antwerpen, d. after 1570, Antwerpen) Nationality : Flemish
Flemish painter, son of Joos van Cleve. He was a pupil of his father, with whom he collaborated in his father's last years. The apparent influence of Italian artists, particularly Andrea del Sarto, on Cornelis's style suggests that he visited Italy in his youth, but there is no documentary evidence for this. It is likely that Cornelis became a master in the Antwerp Guild of St Luke following the death of his father in the winter of 1540-41, in order to continue the studio; in 1545 he joined the Guild's mutual aid association (Arbenbus).