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Netherlands 1921 - 2006
Christian Karel Appel, Born in Amsterdam (Cobra group)
The vibrant and rather forceful works of the internationally known Dutch artist, Christian Karel Appel, painter and sculptor who helped to pioneer an unrestrained, physical style of painting in Europe in the period following World War II (after 1945).
Appel studied at the Royal Academy of Beaux-Arts in Amsterdam
He was a leading light in the CoBrA group (*CoBrA :Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam - the group of abstract artists originally started by Asger Jörn, Corneille and Appel in 1948. He moved to Paris in 1950 but in 1957 took up permanent residence in New York. He is a prolific painter and printmaker. The intensely colourful expressionist lithographs he made with L'Ouevre Gravée were the highlights of his graphic work and are much prized by collectors.
Appel's work is distinguished by thick application of paint, violent colors, and vehement brush stroke combined with a sense of childlike naïveté.
He have been displayed and well-received in major cities throughout the world.
Biographical events :
Born in Amsterdam, Holland on April 25, 1921, Karel Appel was educated at the A ...
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