(1921 - 2006)
Karel (Christiaan) Appel was active/lived in New York / France, Italy, Switzerland. Karel Appel is known for 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
gives full rein to his violent expressionism in numerous mural
compositions and in stained glass windows.
In 1958, Appel
established residence in Paris, and in 1959 he came to New York, where
he now spends half the year. He won the UNE
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