Karel APPEL (1921-2006)

De Vliegende

Kinder schildery (Painting of children)

Paysage des animaux

  • De Vliegende

    Oil on canvas
    executed in 1949
    signed and dated lower right: 49 CK.APPEL
    40 x 50 cm (15 3/4 x19 5/8 in.)

    Certificate of authenticity issued by Karel Appel Foundation.

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  • Kinder schildery (Painting of children)

    Oil on canvas
    executed in 1949
    signed upper left: Ck Appel 35,5 x 45 cm (14 x 17 3/4 in).

    Certificate of authenticity issued by Karel Appel Foundation.

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  • Paysage des animaux

    Gouache and pencil on paper
    executed in 1959
    signed and dated lower left: Appel 59
    55 x 76 cm. (21 5/8 x 29 7/8 in)

    Certificate of authenticity from Karel Appel Foundation.

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De Vliegende

Oil on canvas
executed in 1949
signed and dated lower right: 49 CK.APPEL
40 x 50 cm (15 3/4 x19 5/8 in.)

Certificate of authenticity issued by Karel Appel Foundation.

Kinder schildery (Painting of children)

Oil on canvas
executed in 1949
signed upper left: Ck Appel 35,5 x 45 cm (14 x 17 3/4 in).

Certificate of authenticity issued by Karel Appel Foundation.

Paysage des animaux

Gouache and pencil on paper
executed in 1959
signed and dated lower left: Appel 59
55 x 76 cm. (21 5/8 x 29 7/8 in)

Certificate of authenticity from Karel Appel Foundation.

The painter and sculptor Karel Appel (Dutch, born April 25, 1921 in Amsterdam - died May 3, 2006 in Zurich), co-founder of the CoBrA group, is known for its vibrant, abstract works and contributes to the introduction of a new form of expressive painting in Europe. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the early 1940. He is attracted by the primitive style, animated by Jean Dubuffet after years of repression and isolation during World War II in Amsterdam.

In 1948, he founded the CoBrA, acronym made up of the towns of origin of the artists, that is to say, Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam, with colleagues artists Asger Jorn, Corneille Guillaume and Pierre Alechinsky, advocating expressive painting techniques and Spontaneous inspired by folk art and primitive imagery. The job of Appeal receives both broad critical acclaim and adverse criticism. At the request of the municipality of Amsterdam, he painted a fresco depicting children who smile so ironically that the workers are asking for cover. In 1950, he moved to Paris, where he continues to receive criticism of recognition for his ironic imagery, bold strokes of his brushes and energetic colors. He received the UNESCO prize at the Venice Biennale in 1954 and the first prize at a Guggenheim exhibition in 1960. Years later, Appel also works sculpture, assembly, poetry, lithography and scenography. He organized solo exhibitions around the world in cities such as New York, London, Paris, Milan and Tokyo. Call dies at his home in Zurich in 2006 at the age of 85.