Karel Appel Biography

(Amsterdam, 1921 - Zurich, 2006)

Dutch painter, sculptor and ceramicist, Karel Appel was probably the most recognized artist from the Netherlands in the second half of the 20th century.

He was well known for his Expressionist paintings with uninhibited colors and powerful brushwork. In 1948, he helped create Reflex, a group consisting of Dutch and Belgian painters.

Art by the renowned painter can also be found at the following museums and collections:

Arizona State University Art Museum

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Hofstra Museum at Hofstra University, New York

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam

Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands

Washington University Gallery of Art, Missouri


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SELECTED ARTICLES: - Dutch artist and Cobra group member known for his frenetic style and vibrant colours

The Guardian, May 10 2006 - Murio Karel Appel, el mas importante pintor holandes contemporaneo

Arte y Cultura, May 8 2006