Karel Appel, ‘Untitled’, 1974, TAG TheArtGallery

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

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