Highlights from The Armory Show 2013
Signature: On the lower right
TornabuoniArte Firenze, 2015
Arte Internazionale del XX Secolo. TAG The Art Gallery, Aprile-Luglio 2016, Lugano
Arte internazionale del XX Secolo. Catalogo mostra a cura di Giorgio Giovanni Pandini 2016
Tornabuoni Arte, Firenze
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