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Karel Appel
Dutch, b.1921


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Karel Appel, born in Amsterdam, 1921, studied at Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam beginning in 1943.Following World War II he was drawn to the expressive work of Jean Debuffet.

In 1948 Appel and a group of Dutch artists formed the Dutch Experimental Group publishing the periodical "Reflex". They were later joined by such artists as Corneille, Asger Jorn and Pierre Alechinsky to form the international group Cobra (Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam), where they exploited free expression of the unconscious, unimpeded and undirected by the intellect.

In 1950 Appel moved to Paris where he became well known for his humorous, crude imagery and stormy painting style. Appel was awarded the UNESCO prize at the Venice Biennale exhibition in 1954 and in 1960 was given first prize at the Guggenheim International exhibition.

In the late 1960's he began working with three-dimensional forms in wood, plastic and metal, a development of his collage works.

In 1972 he began to live and work part of each year in New York City. A collaboration with the American poet Allen Ginsbergh in 1982 produced a colorful series of paintings and visual poems.

Appel is regarded as the most powerful of the postwar generation of Dutch artists. His works are included in many public collections.