Karel Appel, ‘Philosophical Cat’, 1980, Glade Gallery

Edition of 175 + 25 AP and 25 HC. This is one of 25 HC - Dealer Proof

Signature: signed in pencil by artist lower right

Publisher: London Arts Group

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