Karel Appel

(Dutch, 1921 - 2006)

deux personnage by karel appel

Karel Appel

Deux Personnage, 1974

fantastic animal by karel appel

Karel Appel

Fantastic Animal, 1979

floating in a landscape by karel appel

Karel Appel

Floating in a Landscape, 1979

floating silver passion by karel appel

Karel Appel

Floating Silver Passion, 1975

happy battle by karel appel

Karel Appel

Happy Battle, 1979

happy encounter by karel appel

Karel Appel

Happy Encounter, 1979

Biographie

Chronologie

1921
Born: in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1940 - 1943
Studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1948
Founds the Cobra Group
1950
Moved to Paris, France
1954
Received the UNESCO Prize at the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1958
Became an internationally recognized artist
2006
Died: in Zürich, Switzerland

Expositions

2013
Modern Print Masters Stock - The Watermill, Aberfeldy, Perthshire (Scotland)
Chronicles Of Dopobomba - Museo d`Arte Contemporanea Lissone, Lissone
Artistic Relationships: Partners, Mentors, Lovers - Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC
Appassionata. Die Sammlung Selinka Im Dialog - Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Ravensburg
Karel Appel - Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke-Zoute
2012
Karel Appel – I don’t paint, I hit! - Museum Jorn (former Silkeborg Art Museum), Silkeborg
Karel Appel - Gallery LL, Amsterdam
The Art of Summer: Contemporary & Modern Works - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
The Biennial of Painting: The Image of Man - MDD - Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle
Cobra - 1000 Days of Free Art - SSM - Sakip Sabanci Müzesi, Istanbul
2011
Karel Appel: The Expression of Color - Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
Europe at Mid-Century: Dubuffet, Giacometti, Picasso - MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
Painterly Abstraction, 1949-1969: Selections from the Guggenheim Collections - Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao
Focus: Abstraktion - Werke Aus Der Sammlung Essl - ESSL MUSEUM - KUNST DER GEGENWART, Klosterneuburg
2010
Painting on the Sea, The Sea as Pretext, Works from the IVAM Collection, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Goya and the Modern World, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
Le grand geste! International Painting from Pollock to Schumacher - Art Informel and Abstract Expressionism, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
2009
Karel Appel. Peintures 2000-2001, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France (solo)
Karel Appel. The Sixties, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2008
Karel Appel: Opere 1990-2002, Galleria Arte 92, Milan, Italy (solo)
Karel Appel. Jazz 1958-1962, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands (solo)
Modern Prints - Klassische Moderne bis Pop Art, Galerie Proarta, Zurich, Switzerland
2007
Karel Appel. Monumentale Aktzeichnungen, Albertina, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Karel Appel. Works on Paper 1949 – 2005, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2006
Karel Appel. Last Paintings, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Pierre Alechinsky & Karel Appel. Peinture à quatre mains, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland
2005
Karel Appel: Opere 1991 – 2002, Galleria Arte 92, Milan, Italy (solo)
Karel Appel Retrospective, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia (solo)
Karel Appel. Paintings and Sculptures, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Karel Appel. Recent works, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands (solo)
Karel Appel. Onderweg. Reis van Rudi Fuchs langs de kunst der Lage Landen, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2004
Karel Appel. New Works on Paper, JG Contemporary, New York, NY (solo)
Karel Appel. The Cobra Years, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria (solo)

Collections publiques

Tate Modern, London, UK
Museum Moderner Kunst, Wien, Austria
National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany
Musée National d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporian, Nice, France
Les Abattoires - Centre d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Toulouse, France
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Publications

2001
Karel Appel, Pastorale Chiaroscuro - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rotterdam, 2001
1994
Donald Kuspit, Karel Appel Sculpture : A Catalogue raisonné - Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1994
1988
Michel Ragon, Karel Appel : Peinture 1937 – 1957 - Galilée, Paris, 1988