KAREL APPEL

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Born in 1921 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Died in 2006 in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

A founder of the CoBrA association of painters, Karel Appel rendered expressionist canvases with vibrant color, violent brushwork, and thick application of impasto paint. The artist derived much inspiration from primitive art and children’s drawings, and was influenced by contemporaries such as Jean Dubuffet, the major exponent of Art Brut. Though Appel is primarily known for his paintings that combine elements of both figuration and of abstraction, the artist also experimented with relief paintings, sculpture, and design.

 
 

EDUCATION

1942 

Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

SOLO SHOWS

2019

Figures et Paysages, Almine Rech, Paris, France 

Karel Appel : Late Nudes, 1985-1997, Max Hetzler Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2018

Tête en carton. Collagen 1960 - 1967, Jahn und Jahn, Munich, Germany

Out of Nature, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA

2017

Works on Paper 1945-2006, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

L’art est une fête !, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

2016

Der abstrakte Blick, Emil Schumacher Museum Hagen, Germany 

A Gesture of Color. Paintings and Sculptures, 1947-2004, The Phillips Collection, Washington, USA 

Paintings from Six Decades, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

Karel Appel Retrospectief / Karel Appel Retrospective, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

Reset, Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015

Works on paper, Musée national d’art moderne – Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2014

Karel Appel, Blum & Poe, New York, USA

2013

I do not paint, I hit!, Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark 

Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

2011

Karel Appel & Van Gogh, Vincent van Gogh Huis, Zundert, The Netherlands 

2010 

Paintings from five Decades, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

2009

Peintures 2000–2001, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

2008

The Sixties, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

Jazz 1958–1962, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands 

Opere 1990–2002, Galleria Arte 92, Milan, Italy

2007

Works on paper 1949 – 2005, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

Monumentale Aktzeichnungen, Albertina, Vienna, Austria

2006

Last Paintings, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

2005

Retrospective 1945–2005, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia

Opere 1991–2002, Galleria Arte 92, Milan, Italy

Recente Werken, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

2004

The Cobra Years, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

Paperworks of Karel Appel, National Museum, Belgrade, Serbia

New Works on Paper, JG Contemporary, New York, USA

Onderweg: Reis van Rudi Fuchs langs de Kunst der Lage Landen, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

2003

Karel Appel: oeuvres sur papier 1999-2002, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

2002

Karel Appel, Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, Austria

Karel Appel: Japanese Landscapes, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

Karel Appel: werken op papier, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

Mutation in Motion, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

2001

Karel Appel: Beelden 1936–2000, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, The Netherlands 

Der Machtwille der Planeten, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

Pastorale Chiaroscuro, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Karel Appel: “Sag zum Abschied leise Servus”, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

Karel Appel: Werk op papier, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

2000

Karel Appel: Recente sculpturen & gedichten, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium 

Karel Appel: 2000, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1999

Karel Appel: Toys from the Attic, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Norway 

Karel Appel... Peintures, dessins et sculptures, Scène National d’Orléans, France

1998

Sculptures without a Hero, The Sculpture Garden at 590 Madison Avenue, New York, USA

Karel Appel: Psychopathological Art 1948–50, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sculptures without a Hero, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands

Appel: Natural Phenomenon, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

Birth of a Landscape, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

Thinking Spaces, Kärntner Landesgalerie Klagenfurt, Austria 

Karel Appel, Atelier del Bosco di Villa Medici, Rome, Italy

1997

Unintended Monuments, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland

1996

Karel Appel, Die Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria 

Karel Appel: Gemälde, Gouachen, Zeichnungen 1950–1965, BAWAG Fondation, Vienna, Austria

Appel: Figures et Paysages, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

Karel Appel: Variazioni sul tema, Fondazione Ambrosetti Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy

1995

Ich bin die Erde der alles entspringt, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

Karel Appel: Sculpture, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, USA 

Toskanischer Horizont, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland

1993

Singing Donkeys: Nieuwe beelden van Karel Appel, Paleis Lange Voorhout, The Hague, The Netherlands

1991

Karel Appel Retrospective, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

Karel Appel: Black & White Paintings, Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, US

1990

Karel Appel: Ik wou dat ik een vogel was. Grote formaten in de Beurs van Berlage, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Karel Appel, Fine arts gallery, Visual arts department, UMBC, Baltimore, USA

Karel Appel: Ik wou dat ik een vogel was, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

1989

Karel Appel in Tokyo: 18 Works on Paper, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 

Appel, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

1988

Karel Appel: Portraits, Galerie de France, Paris, France

Karel Appel: Portraits from the Titan Series, Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, USA

Karel Appel, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland    

1987

Karel Appel: Dipinti, sculture e collages, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy 

Karel Appel: Recent Paintings and Sculpture, Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, USA

Karel Appel: Peinture-Sculpture-Dessin, Galerie d’Art Contemporain des Musées de Nice & Galerie des Ponchettes, Nice, France

1986

Karel Appel: Recent Paintings and Sculpture; Clouds, Windmill, Nudes and Other Mythologies, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, USA

Karel Appel: Paintings 1980–1985, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK

Karel Appel: Recent Paintings, Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, USA

1985

Karel Appel, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, Italy

Karel Appel: New Yorker Bilder 1984–1985, Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany 

Karel Appel: CoBrA Paintings 1948-1951, James Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

Appel 1950 – 1970, The Contemporary Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1984

Karel Appel, Listasafn, Reykjavik, Iceland

Karel Appel: Recent work / oeuvres récentes / 1980–1983, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium 

Karel Appel, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, USA

Karel Appel: 14 Cobra-werken op papier, Collection d’Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Karel Appel, Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer, New York, USA

1983

Karel Appel: Oeuvres récentes, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

Karel Appel: Recent Paintings, Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer, New York, USA

Karel Appel: New Work, Gimpel Fils, London, UK

1982

Het Nieuwe Werk van Karel Appel 1979 - 1981, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Karel Appel: Werk op papier 1941 – 1981, tekeningen, aquarellen, gouaches, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

25 Years on the Road: A Visual Tribute to Kerouac, Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder, USA

1981

Karel Appel, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Karel Appel: tentoonstelling t.g.v. zijn 60-ste verjaardag, Galerie Nova Spectra, The Hague, The Netherlands

Appel, Museu de Arte do São Paulo, Brasil

Karel Appel: Paintings from the 50’s and 60’s, Gimpel Fils, London, UK

1980

Karel Appel, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

Karel Appel Recent Work, Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach, USA

1979

The Graphic Art of Karel Appel: Art Gallery of Hamilton Collection, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada

1978

Dreissig Jahre Karel Appel, Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, Germany

Karel Appel: Peintures et Sculpture, Fondation Château de Jau, Cases-de-Pène, France

1977

Prints, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Karel Appel, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico

Karel Appel: The Complete Graphic Collection, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canada

1976

Karel Appel, Collection d’art, Amsterdam, The NEtherlands

Karel Appel: Schilderijen, gouaches, acryls, keramische beelden 1950-1975, Galerie Nova Spectra, The Hague, The Netherlands

1976

Karel Appel: Paintings of the 60’s, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, USA

1975

Karel Appel, Aberbach Fine Art, New York, USA

Appel, Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer, New York, USA 

Appel, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Appel: Paintings, Wildenstein, London, UK

1974

Karel Appel Retrospective, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, USA

Karel Appel: Retrospective 1955–1973; Oils, Acrylics, Gouaches, Lithographs, Gloria Luria Gallery, Miami, USA

Karel Appel: Paintings from the 50’s and 60’s’, Gimpel Fils, London, UK

1973

Karel Appel: The Early Fifties - Paintings, Gouaches, Drawings, Ceramics 1950–56, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, USA

1972

Appel’s Appels, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada

1971

Karel Appel, Galerie Moderne, Silkeborg, Denmark

Karel Appel, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, USA

1970

Appel’s Oogappels, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands

1969 

Appel: Peinture acrylic, Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

1968

Karel Appel: Reliefs 1966–68, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France

1967

Karel Appel, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, USA

Karel Appel: Paintings, Gouaches, Graphics, Redfern Gallery, London, UK

Appel, Galerie Ariel, Paris, Paris

1966

Karel Appel: paintings and graphics, Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, US

1965

Appel, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1964

Appel Nudes, Stephen Hahn Gallery, New York, USA

Appel, American Art Gallery, Copenhagen,, Denmark

Karel Appel, Galleria Blu, Milan, Italy

Karel Appel from California Collections, Pavilion Gallery, Balboa, USA

Karel Appel: Object-Paintings, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, USA

1963

Karel Appel: Paintings, Sculpture, Graphics, Books, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, USA

Karel Appel: Selezione di dipinti dal 1950 al 1961, La Medusa, Rome, Italy

Karel Appel: Dix Ans de Lithographie 1953 - 1963, Galerie Anderson - Mayer, Paris, France

Appel, Galerie Nova Spectra, The Hague, The Netherlands

Appel Nudes, Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

1962

Karel Appel: Collages 1949–1962, Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zurich, Switzerland

Karel Appel, Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne, Germany

Karel Appel: Paintings 1951–1956, Stephen Hahn Gallery, New York, USA

Karel Appel: Sculptures, Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, France

1961

Karel Appel. Gouaches and Lithographs, David Anderson Gallery, New York, USA

Appel, Gallery Moos, Toronto, Canade

Karel Appel, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

K. Appel, Galleria dell’Ariete, Milan, Italy

Karel Appel, Gimpel Fils, London, UK

Karel Appel: West Coast Exhibiton, San Francisco Art Museum, USA

1960 

Karel Appel, Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, France

Karel Appel, Galleria Lorenzelli, Bergamo, Italy

Karel Appel: Paintings 1955–1960 and Recent Gouaches, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, USA

Lithographs by Appel, David Anderson Gallery, New York, USA

1959

Dipingere coi tessuti, Il Centro Internazionale della Arti e del Costume, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

Oil paintings from 1952–1959 by Karel Appel, Gimpel Fils, London, UK

Appel, Gendai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Karel Appel, Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zurich, Switzerland

1958

Karel Appel, Galerie Änne Abels, Cologne, Germany

Appel, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Appel: Gouaches et céramiques, Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France

1957

Paintings: Karel Appel, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

Appel: New paintings, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, USA    

Appel, Galerie Stadler, Paris, France

Karel Appel, Galerie Espace, Haarlem, The Netherlands

Appel, Galleria La Tartaruga, Rome, Italy

1956

Appel, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, USA

Karel Appel: Portraits, Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, France

K. Appel: Dipinti e ceramiche, Galleria dell’Ariete, Milan, Italy

1955 

Karel Appel, Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, France

1954 

Appel, Studio Paul Facchetti, Paris, France

Karel Appel: First American Exhibition, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, USA

1953 

Karel Appel, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

1951

Karel Appel, Kunstzaal van Lier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1949

Karel Appel, Het Beerenhuis, Groningen, The Netherlands  

GROUP SHOWS

2021

Color Vibrations, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix,  USA

2020

Summer, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France

Disonata, Art in Sound up to 1980, al Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

2019

Ding / Unding. The Artist’s Book Unbound, Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, Switzerland

2018

Wow! The Heidi Horten Collection, Leopold Museum, Vienna 

Wohin das Auge reicht - Neue Einblicke in die Sammlung Würth, Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbische Hall, Germany 

Hugo Claus, Con amore, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

2017

Tien topstukken on tour: Voor Nederland verworven dankzij de BankGiro Loterij, Mauritshuis Den Haag, The Netherlands

Elle était une fois - Acte II: la collection Sainte-Anne autour de 1950, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de l’Hôpital Sanite-Anne, Paris, France

2016

UN ART AUTRE: L’aventure de Michel Tapié, Galerie F. Hessler, Luxembourg 

Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945 - 1965, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

2015

I Got Rhythm. Kunst und Jazz seit 1920, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany

Miró & Cobra. Experimenteel spel, Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

The Avant-Garde Won’t Give Up. Cobra & Its Legacy, Blum & Poe, New York, USA

2014

International Exchanges: Modern Art and St Ives 1915 - 65, Tate St Ives, UK

From the Guggenheim Collection to the Cobra Museum Amstelveen. International Abstraction 1949 – 1960, Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

2013

From Beckmann to Warhol. Art of the 20th and 21st Century - Collection Bayer, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany

Opening Exhbition, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012

Passadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951 – 1969, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, USA

Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949 - 1960, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

2011

Klee und Cobra. Ein Kinderspiel, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland 

Les Sujets de l’Abstraction, Peinture non-figurative de la Seconde École de Paris, 101 Chefs-d’oeuvre de la Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Musée Rath, Geneva, Switzerland

Postwar Abstract Painting in France and Art Informel, Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation, Tokyo, Japan

Parijs - Stad van de moderne kunst 1900 - 1960, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

2010

Le grand geste! Informel und Abstrakter Expressionismus 1946-1964, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany

2009

Musée National d’Art Moderne: La collection permanente (de 1905 à nos jours), Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Paris Central. Vrije stad, vrije kunst in de jaren ’50’, Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen, The Netherlands 

Meisterwerke der Moderne: Die Sammlung Batliner, Albertina, Vienna, Austria

The Sweeney Decade: Acquisitions at the 1959 Inaugural, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

2008

The Human Image in the Twentieth Century : From Picasso and Dali to Yokoo and Nara, Works from the Collection of the Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Gunma Museum of Art, Gunma, Japan

De Miró à Warhol. La Collection Berardo à Paris, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, France

Action Painting, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland

Goya y el mundo moderno, Museo de Zaragoza, Spain

2007

Monet to Picasso - The Batliner Collection, Albertina, Vienna, Austria

Collage/Collages from Cubism to New Dada, GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

2006 

The Guggenheim Collection, Kunst-und Austellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

Pour revoir le monde: collection d’art moderne et contemporain des Abattoirs Toulouse, Fine Arts School, Chongqing, China

2005 

Von Spitzweg bis Baselitz: Streifzüge durch die Sammlung Würth / From Spitzweg to Baselitz: Excursions to the Würth Collection, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany

2004 

Encounters wModernism. Highlights from the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Shanghai Art Museum, China

Expressive Bildwelten: die Schenkungen Otto van de Loo, Kunsthalle in Emden, Germany Nordic Summer, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland

2003 

Expressiv!, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland

Papiers choisis, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

Up to now, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Gogh Modern: Vincent van Gogh en de hedendaagse kunst, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Cobra in the Hermitage, Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia

Paris 1945 bis 1965, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria

2002

Paris: Capital of the Arts, 1900 – 1968, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

2001

Sonsbeek 9: Locus / Focus, Park Sonsbeek, Arnhem, The Netherlands

2000

Le musée du XXe siècle de Michel Ragon 1950 - 2000, Hôtel du Département de la Vendée, La Roche-sur-Yon, France

About Collage, Tate Gallery Liverpool, UK

1999

Zeitschnitt 1900 – 2000, Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Austria

A Rebours. La Rebelión Informalista 1939-1968, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Spain

1998

Rendezvous. Masterpieces from the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Guggenheim Museums, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, UK

Ecole de Paris, Staatsmuseum, Luxembourg

Künstler der Gruppen COBRA und SPUR: Sammlung Selinka, Schloß Achberg, Ravensburg, Germany

1997

Cobra works from the collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Torino-Parigi-New York-Osaka: Tapié-Un art autre, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

Cobra. Art expérimental 1948-1951, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

Art of the 20th Century, Flemish and Dutch Painting. From Van Gogh, Ensor, Magritte, Mondrian to contemporary artists, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

1996

Después de Goya. Una mirada subjetiva, Palacio de la Lonja, Zaragoza, Spain 

La dimension du corps 1920 – 1980, Le Musée National d’Art Moderne, Tokyo, Japan

Face à l’Histoire, 1933- 1996. L’artiste moderne face à l’événement historique, Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Munch en na Munch: of de hardnekkigheid van schilders / Munch and after Munch: or the obstinacy of painters, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Prospettiva del passato. Da Van Gogh ai contemporanei nelle raccolte dello Stedelijk Museum di Amsterdam, Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy

1995

Mit dem Auge des Kindes. Kinderzeichnung und moderne Kunst, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

Passions Privées, Museé d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

Views from Abroad. European Perspectives on American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

Couplet 5 - Dansende Meisjes, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Postwar Europe 1945-1965: Arts After the Deluge, Centro Cultural de la Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain

1994

Autour d’une collection de Monsieur et Madame G. Pompidou, Maison des Arts Georges Pompidou, Cajarc, France

Couplet 1, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Tghe Netherlands

New Displays 1994, Tate Gallery, London, UK

L’Art au Pays-Bas au XXe siècle, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

1992

Automatismos Paralelos. La Europa de los Movimientos Experimentales 1944-1956, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA

New Realities: Art in Western Europe 1945-1968, Tate Gallery Liverpool, UK

Figures of Contemporary Sculpture (1970-1990): Images of Man, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

1991 

Towards a New Museum: Highlights from the Collection, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1989 

CoBrA. Eine europaische Bewegung, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

L’Europe des grandes maîtres: Quand ils etaient jeunes, 1870-1970, Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, France

1988 

Les Années 50, Musée national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Fondation Vincent Van Gogh – Arles. Naissance d’une collection 1985 – 1988, Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles, France

1987

Beelden en Banieren, Fort Asperen, Acquoi, The Netherlands

L’Art en Europe. Les années décisives 1945-1953, Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint Etienne, France

1986 

Paris en quatre temps, Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Bilder fra Inger og Andreas L. Riis’ samling, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway 

En compagnie de Michel Butor, Le Musée de Valence, France

1985 

7th Cleveland International Drawing Biennale. Invited Artist: Karel Appel’, Cleveland County Museum, United Kingdom 

Action et émotion. Peintures des années 50. Informel, Gutaï, Cobra, Musée national d'art, Osaka, Japan

100 Years of Dutch Painting. Highlights from the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Niigata City Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1984 

Artistic Collaboration in the Twentieth Century, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., USA

La Grande Parade. Hoogtepunten van de schilderkunst na 1940 / Highlights in Painting after 1940, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Creation. Modern Art and Nature, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

El movimiento Cobra en la colección Karel van Stuyvenberg, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Venezuela 

1983

Expressive Malerei nach Picasso, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland

1982 

Saône, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes, France

Appel et Alechinsky. Encres à deux pinceaux, peintures, etc., Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

CoBrA, 1948-1951, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

1981 

Avantgarden - Retrospectiv. Kunst nach 1945, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany Paris 1937 - Paris 1957: Créations en France, Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

1980 

Belgique - Pays-Bas. Points de rapprochement et parallèles dans l’art après 1945, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

1974

Since 1945: vol. I, The World of Abstract Expression [works by 17 European and American Artists], Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

CoBrA and Contrasts, The Winston-Malbin Collection, The Detroit Institute of Arts, USA

1973 

The Private Collection of Martha Jackson, University of Maryland Art Gallery, College Park, USA

Primal Images: Appel, Calder, Dubuffet, Miró, De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, USA

Selected works from the Asger Jorn collection, Silkeborg Kunstmuseum, Denmark

1971 

Martha Jackson Gallery Collection, The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

Stedelijk ’60-’70’, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Opere di Maestri Contemporanei Europei, Palazzo Internazionale delle Aste ed Esposizioni, Florence, Italy

The 31st Annual Works on Paper, Art Institute of Chicago, USA

1970 

Trends in Twentieth Century Art. A Loan from the San Francisco Museum of Art, The Art Galleries, University of California USA

1969 

Contemporary Portraits, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Appel – Lucebert –Tajiri, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

Art présent, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

1968 

Painting in France 1900 – 1967, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA

L’art vivant 1965 – 1968, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

Peintres Européens d’aujourd’hui, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

1967

Campo vitale, Il Centro Internazionale della Arti e del Costume, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

ROSC ’67. The Poetry of Vision. An International Exhibition of modern Painting and ancient Celtic Art, Royal Dublin Society, Ireland

1966

Kontraste. Vier Möglichkeiten des Künstlerischen. Josef Albers, Karel Appel, Max Ernst, Robert Rauschenberg, Overbeck - Gesellschaft Lübeck, Germany

Four European Artists and the Figure, The Art Institute of Chicago, USA

1965 

Imagadventure, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

Colorists 1950 – 1965, San Francisco Museum of Art, USA

Moderne Nederlandsk Maleri, Stavanger Kunstforening, Norway

Un groupe 1965, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

40 Key Artists of the Mid-20th Century, Detroit Institute of Arts, USA

1964 

Documenta III, Kassel, Germany 

Painting and Sculpture of a Decade 54 - 64, Tate Gallery, London, UK

Van Gogh and Expressionism, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Karel Appel, Jaap Mooy, Lucebert, Dutch Pavillion, XXXII Biennale Internazionale d’Arte, Venice, Italy

Neue Realisten & Pop Art, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

1963 

Visione Colore, Il Centro Internazionale della Arti e del Costume, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

Ve Salon. Grands et jeunes d'aujourd'hui, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

The Dunn International, an exhibition of contemporary painting, The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, Canada

Schrift en beeld, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

20th century Master Drawings, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

1962

Nederlands bijdrage tot de internationale ontwikkeling sedert 1945, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Pioniers. 50 Meesterwerken / Masterpieces, from the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Curaçao’s Museum, Willemstad, Curacao

Art since 1950. American and International, Seattle World’s Fair, USA

1960

Famous Likeness, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA

Trends in Dutch Painting since Van Gogh, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, USA

Jonge Kunst uit de collectie Dotremont - Brussel, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

International Exhibition, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

XVIIe Salon de Mai, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam besöker Moderna Museet Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Antagonismes, Musée des Arts Décoratifs - Palais du Louvre - Pavillon de Marsan, Paris

A selection from the Margulies Collection. New paintings from Paris, The Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

Polariteit. Het appolinische en het dionysische in de kunst, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Keerpunten in de Nederlandse Schilderkunst 1920 - 1960, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Neue Malerei. Form Struktur Bedeutung, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

1959 

Actualités. Contemporary Watercolours and Gouaches by Appel, Bluhm, Davie, Dubuffet, Francis, Jorn, Mathieu, Michaux, Riopelle, Stubbing, Wemaere, Wols, Wolvecamp, Arthur Tooth and Sons Ltd, London, UK

Twenty Contemporary Painters from the Phillipe Dotremont Collection, Brussels, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Premio dell’Ariete. 20 Quadri 1959, Selezione biennale di pittura internazional, Galleria dell’Ariete, Milan, Italy

II. documenta, Kassel, Germany 

V Bienal de São Paolo, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brasil

Appel, Mathieu, Moreni, Riopelle, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

School of Paris 1959: The Internationals, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

IIIe exposition internationale de gravure, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Slovenia

Vitalità nell’Arte, Il Centro Internazionale della Arti e del Costume, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

Inaugural Selection, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Paintings from the Stedelijk Museum, Milwakee Art Center, USA

Arte Nuova. Mostra internazionale di pittura e scultura, Palazzo Graneri, Turin, Italy

L’École de Paris dans les collections belges, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France

New Images of Man, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

1958 

The international art of a new era (informel and gutai), Osaka International Festival, Japan Exposition universelle et internationale de Bruxelles 1958. 50 Ans d’Art Moderne, Palais International des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

L’Art Hollandais depuis Van Gogh, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France

Trends in Contemporary Dutch Art, The Arts Council, London, UK

1957 

An exhibition of paintings from The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York’, Tate Gallery, London, UK

Younger Europeans, J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, USA

Recent French Acquisitions, Kootz Gallery, New York, USA

X Premio Lissone internazionale per la pittura, Lissone, Italy

Biennale 57. Jeune peinture, jeune sculpture, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Pavillon de Marsan, Paris, France

1956 

New Trends in Painting, The Arts Council of Great Britain, London, UK

Modern Dutch Art 1945-1955, The Toledo Museum of Art, USA

1955 

The New Decade. 22 European Painters and Sculptors, Los Angeles County Museum, USA

The New Decade. 22 European Painters and Sculptors, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Expressionism 1900-1955, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA

The New Decade. 22 European Painters and Sculptors, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA Expressionism 1900-1955, San Francisco Museum of Art, USA

1954 

Caratteri della pittura d’oggi, Galleria di Spazio, Rome, Italy

Il segno e la parola, Libreria Schwarz, Milan, Italy

Individualités d’aujourd’hui, Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, France

Olanda, The Dutch Pavillion of the XXVII Biennale di Venezia, Italy

Ceramiche. Incontro Internazionale di Albisola, Decima Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy

1953 

Younger European Painters, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

II Bienal, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brasil

1952 

Peintures Non-Abstraites, Studio Paul Facchetti, Paris, France

The 1952 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, USA

Un Art Autre, Studio Paul Facchetti, Paris, France

1951 

IIe Exposition Internationale d’Art Experimental, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Liège, Belgium 

CoBrA, Librairie 73, Paris, France

Exposition de 5 peintres de CoBrA. Appel, Balle Corneille, E. Jacobsen, Jorn, Galerie Pierre, Paris, France

1949

De Experimentele Groep in Holland, Kunstzaal Van Lier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ve Salon de Mai, Palais de New-York, Paris, France

CoBrA, Séminaire des Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Exposition Internationale d’Art Expérimental, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Appel, Constant, Corneille, Galerie Colette Allendy, Paris, France

Ons huis, ons thuis. Nieuwe meubelen, De Bijenkorf, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1948 

Karel Appel, Corneille, Constant Nieuwenhuijs, Kunsthandel Santee Landweer N.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Werken van Appel, Corneille, Constant, Kunstzaal Van Lier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdamse schilders van nu, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Høstudstillingen 1948, Den Frie Udstillings Bygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

1947

Karel Appel en Corneille, Gildehuys, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1946 

Jonge Schilders, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Albertina, Vienna, Austria

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, USA

Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway

Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands

CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, Italy

Danubiana – Muelensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia

Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

Fondation Van Gogh, Arles, France

FRAC – Provence-Alpes-Côtes d’Azur, Marseille, France

GAM - Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Henie-Onstad Art Center, Høvikodden, Norway

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., USA

Hofstra Museum at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, USA

IVAM, Centre Julio González, Valencia, Spain

Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands

Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark

Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Kunsthalle in Emden, Stiftung Henri und Eske Nannen und Schenkung Otto van de Loo, Emden, Germany

Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

LAAC – Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine de Dunkerque, France

Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria

Les Abattoires - Centre d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Toulouse, France

Louisiana Museum, Humblebaek, Denmark

MAMAC - Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Liege, Belgium

MASP - Museo de Arte de São Paolo Assis Chateaubriand, São Paolo, Brazil

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis, USA

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal / The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, Canada

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

MAMAC - Musée National d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France

Musée National d’Art Moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Museo de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paolo, São Paolo, Brazil

Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico

Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark

Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

Museum Würth , ünzelsau, Germany

National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

National Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway

National Museum of Art , Osaka, Japan

Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

Phoenix Art Museum, USA

Pinakothek der Moderne – Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Munich, Germany

R. & H. Batliner Art Foundation, Vienna, Austria

Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Rose Art Museum, Waltham, USA

S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium

Sammlung Essl, Klosterburg, Austria

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Stanford University Museum of Art, Stanford, USA

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam,The Netherlands

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands

Tate Modern, London, UK

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israël

The Berardo Collection Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., USA

Ulster Museum, Belfast, UK

University at Buffalo Art Galleries, Buffalo, USA

University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, USA

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany

 

PUBLICATIONS

Karel APPEL, Océan blessé, trad. de l'anglais par M.-C. White et du néerlandais par J. Noble, coll. Écritures-Figures, Galilée, Paris, 1982

 

Karel APPEL, Frédéric de TOWARNICKI & André VERDET, Propos en liberté, 1974-1984, coll. Écritures-Figures, Galilée, 1985

 

Peter BERGER, Écrits sur Karel Appel, trad. du néerlandais par P. Noble, coll. Proche peinture, Galilée, 1983

 

Rudi FUCHS, Johannes GACHNANG & Donald KUSPIT, Karel Appel, l'art psychopathologique. Dessins et gouaches 1948-1950, Ides et Calendes, Neuchâtel, 2003 (éd. or. 1997)

 

Jean Clarence LAMBERT, Karel Appel. Œuvres sur papier, Préface de Marshall McLuhan, Cercle d'Art, Paris, 1988

 

Michel RAGON, Karel Appel : de Cobra à un art autre, 1948-1957, coll. Débats, Galilé, 1988

 

Pierre RESTANY, Street Art : le second souffle de Karel Appel, coll. Écritures-Figures, Galilée, 1983.

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