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Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921-2006), Untitled from Circus Volumes II, 1978, engraving in colors, signed

Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921-2006), Untitled from Circus Volumes II, 1978, engraving in colors, signed

Item Description:

Signed lower right in white crayon, annotated essai, aside from the edition of 130 (there were also twenty artist's proofs); framed and glazed


Appears fine. Not examined out of frame. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions.


Height 36 in. x Width 28 in.

About The Artist:

Christiaan Karel Appel (1921-2006) was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He discovered the art of painting at the age of fourteen and studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in the 1940s. Appel was a founder of the avantgarde movement COBRA in 1948. Appel was born in his parent’s house at Dapperstraat 7 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His childhood nickname was ‘Kik’. His father, Jan Appel, was a barber who owned a shop on the ground floor. His mother, born Johanna Chevalier, was a descendant of French Huguenots. Appel had three brothers. Appel made his first painting-a still life of a fruit basket- at age 14; he painted on a real canvas. When his fifteenth birthday arrived, his wealthy uncle Karel Chevalier gave him a paint set and an easel. Chevalier was an enthusiast and amateur painter himself, so he gave Appel private lessons in painting. When he turned 19, Appel enrolled in the Rijks-Academie in Amsterdam, where he studied from 1940 to 1943. The Netherland city of Groningen hosted his first art show in 1946; he participated in the Jonge Schilders exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam. It was evident that the work of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Jean Dubuffet influenced Appel’s style. Appel’s prowess in his craft cascaded into graphic works and illustrations, sculptures, ceramic works and large decorations of buildings and rooms. Appel’s colors and childish lines reflect his sense of wonder; he easily seduced most of his audience because they could remember their childhoods and the tendency to fantasize. Robust and bright colors enclosed by sharp black outlines characterize clean subjects (e.g., children and animals). Appel was known for his indefatigable work pace; his creative stamina seemed limitless. The worlds he created were the result of a his ceaseless exploration of form, color, and material. The images which he conjured in this way were highly particular and palpable.


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Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921-2006), Untitled from Circus Volumes II, 1978, engraving in colors, signed

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