Karel Appel, ‘L'Oiseau En Chasse’, 1961, Lillian Heidenberg Fine Art

This work is registered in the archives of the Karel Appel Foundation, Amsterdam.

Signature: Signed and dated 61; titled on the stretcher

Lucien Lefebvre-Foinet, Paris
Galerie Rive Droite, Paris
Kunsthandel Bies, Eindhoven
Private Collection

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