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Karel Appel was born in Amsterdam in 1921 and became known as a highly significant post-war Dutch painter. He studied at the Amsterdam Academy from 1940 – 43, during which period one of the artists who most significantly influenced his work was Dubuffet. As a result of his interest in Dubuffet’s work, Appel attempted to capture the simplified spirit of children’s drawings in his paintings. His first one-man show was in 1946 at Het Beerenhuis in Groningen.

In 1948 Appel became one of the founder member’s of the Cobra group alongside Asger Jorn and Corneille. The group came under the larger movement of ‘Art Informel’, of which Appel was considered to be a leading painter. This movement emerged in the 1940s and paralleled the American Abstract Exp...

Drole de Derame - Karel Appel

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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