Karel Appel

1921–2006

Karel Appel, ‘Questioning Children’ 1949
Questioning Children 1949
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Christiaan Karel Appel (pronounced [ˈkrɪstijaːn ˈkaːrəl ˈɑpəl]; 25 April 1921 – 3 May 2006) was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He started painting at the age of fourteen and studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in the 1940s. He was one of the founders of the avant-garde movement Cobra in 1948. He was also an avid sculptor and has had works featured in the museum of Great Samo and MOMA

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Art informel

Art informel is a French term describing a swathe of approaches to abstract painting in the 1940s and 1950s which ...

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CoBrA

CoBrA was an artist group formed in 1948 by artists from Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam whose painting style was highly ...

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