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Karel Appelartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsman • sculptorAmsterdam 1921-2006 Zürich (Zwitserland)

biography of Christiaan 'Karel' Appel

Karel Appel was one of the leading figures of the post-war Cobra movement (1948-1951). His work typically represents the ideals of this group of artists whose pictures express rebellion against the constraints of traditional painting. In his Cobra period Appel painted fantasy creatures and figures, but after 1951 he painted more vehemently, so that line and form merged into a turbulent, expressive impasto.


previously for salepaintings, watercolours, drawings and sculptures by Karel Appel


Karel Appel | Abstract relief, glazed pottery on panel, 51.0 x 40.7 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse and dated on the reverse '70

Karel Appel

statue • sculpture • previously for sale

Abstract relief

Karel Appel | Bird and Flower, wax crayons, gouache and oil on paper, 49.5 x 64.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated '53

Karel Appel

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Bird and Flower

Karel Appel | City with clouds, acrylic on paper, 56.5 x 76.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated '84

Karel Appel

painting • previously for sale

City with clouds

Karel Appel | Composition, mixed media on paper on canvas, 55.9 x 76.2 cm, signed l.l. and painted in 1966

Karel Appel

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Composition

Karel Appel | Composition, mixed media on canvas, signed l.r. and dated '48

Karel Appel

painting • previously for sale

Composition

Karel Appel | Figures against a blue background, gouache, collage and chalk on paper on canvas, 121.5 x 160.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1970

Karel Appel

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Figures against a blue background

Karel Appel | Owl, oil on canvas, 54.0 x 65.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated on the stretcher 1966

Karel Appel

painting • previously for sale

Owl

Karel Appel | Personnage, wax crayons on paper, 26.0 x 20.5 cm, signed l.m. and dated '76

Karel Appel

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Personnage

Karel Appel | Playing children, wax crayons on paper, 30.2 x 20.3 cm, signed l.c. and l.r. and dated '48

Karel Appel

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Playing children

Karel Appel | Polder landscape, oil on canvas, 44.9 x 55.0 cm, signed signed l.r. and dated 1940

Karel Appel

painting • previously for sale

Polder landscape

Karel Appel | Portrait of a Cat, oil on canvas, 40.9 x 50.8 cm, signed l.r. and painted 1981

Karel Appel

painting • previously for sale

Portrait of a Cat

Karel Appel | Three figures, gouache on cardboard, 21.8 x 16.1 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1958

Karel Appel

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Three figures

Karel Appel | Two creatures, gouache on paper, 50.0 x 64.5 cm, signed l.r. and executed in the 1960s

Karel Appel

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Two creatures

Karel Appel | Two faces, oil on canvas, 38.2 x 46.2 cm, signed l.r.

Karel Appel

painting • previously for sale

Two faces

Karel Appel | Two figures, acrylic on paper on canvas, 68.5 x 84.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '75

Karel Appel

painting • previously for sale

Two figures

Karel Appel | Tête, oil on canvas, 24.0 x 19.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1968 on the reverse

Karel Appel

painting • previously for sale

Tête

Karel Appel | Unforgettable Lady, oil on canvas, 75.9 x 38.1 cm, signed c.r. and executed in 1971

Karel Appel

painting • previously for sale

Unforgettable Lady

Karel Appel | Untitled, chalk and gouache on paper, 55.0 x 73.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated '59

Karel Appel

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Untitled

Karel Appel | Untitled, oil on canvas, 38.1 x 46.3 cm, signed l.r.

Karel Appel

painting • previously for sale

Untitled

Karel Appel | Untitled (New Year's wish 1973/74 for mr and mrs Sanders, Schiedam), watercolour and wax crayons on paper, 28.2 x 34.9 cm, signed l.r.

Karel Appel

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Untitled (New Year's wish 1973/74 for mr and mrs Sanders, Schiedam)

Karel Appel | Untitled (design for cover 'Artscribe'), watercolour on paper, 29.4 x 20.8 cm, signed l.l. and dated '83

Karel Appel

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Untitled (design for cover 'Artscribe')

Karel Appel | Windmill, wax crayons on paper, 94.2 x 71.5 cm, signed l.r. and executed ca. 1984

Karel Appel

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Windmill


for salepaintings, watercolours, drawings and sculptures by Karel Appel


Karel Appel | Bird figures, Indian ink on paper, 31.5 x 23.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated '56

Karel Appel

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Bird figures, 1956

Karel Appel | Rabbit, chalk and acrylic on paper, 50.1 x 64.9 cm, signed l.r. and dated '69

Karel Appel

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Rabbit

Karel Appel | Trois clowns, wax crayons and gouache on paper, 49.7 x 63.9 cm, signed l.l. and dated '58

Karel Appel

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Trois clowns

Karel Appel | Two figures, acrylic on paper on canvas, 68.2 x 83.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated '75

Karel Appel

painting • for sale

Two figures


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