Karel Appel, ‘Close Together’, 1977, Phillips

Signature: Signed in black paint on the front and annotated 'HC' in red paint on the underside (an hors commerce, the edition was 50 and 7 artist's proofs)

Publisher: Editions Press, San Francisco (with their signed Certificate on the underside).

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, based in Paris, France

Group Shows

2016
2007
Fondazione Malvina Menegaz, 
Castelbasso, Province of Teramo, Italy,
Nel Segno della Materia - Pittura Informale Europea e Americana

Fair History on Artsy

2018
Faessler & Ochsner at artgenève 2018
2018
Omer Tiroche Gallery at BRAFA 2018
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