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 Karel (Christiaan) Appel  (1921 - 2006)

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Lived/Active: New York / France/Italy/Switzerland      Known for: fantasy animal painting, abstraction

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BIOGRAPHY for Karel Appel
1921 (Amsterdam, Holland)
2006 (Zurich, Switzerland)

New York / France/Italy/Switzerland

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fantasy animal painting, abstraction

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Karel Appel was a painter born on April 25, 1921 in Amsterdam, Holland; his father was a barber.  He studied at the Royal Academy in Amsterdam in 1940-43.  Appel sought to develop an impulsive formal language based on life, in reaction to geometric academicism.  He even founded with others an experimental group.  In Paris in 1949, he focused on mastering creative power and did canvases that "look like they were done in a rage". (Schatz)  An action painter, Appel g (showing 500 of 10006 characters).

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