Karel Appel, ‘Begging Children’, 1948, DIE GALERIE

About Karel Appel

A founder of the CoBrA association of painters, Karel Appel rendered expressionist canvases with vibrant color, violent brushwork, and thick application of impasto paint. The artist derived much inspiration from primitive art and children’s drawings, and was influenced by contemporaries such as Jean Dubuffet, the major exponent of Art Brut. Though Appel is primarily known for his paintings that combine elements of both figuration and of abstraction, the artist also experimented with relief paintings, sculpture, and design.

Dutch, 1921-2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Karel Appel: A Gesture of Color, Phillips Collection, Washington
2015
Karel Appel, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Interim 2016 / 2017, Galerie Jahn, Munich
2016
A Thousand Mornings, Glade Gallery, The Woodlands
2016
CoBrA (online exhibition), HUNDERTMARKartFAIR, San Augustin
2014
Expressive Edge of Paper, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York