Stupendous Karel Appel Large Original Oil Hand Signed Painting On Heavy Canvas. ‘de Robot Koning’.
Signed and dated by the artist lower right; this is a magnificent showcase piece.
This is an exceptional investment opportunity to acquire an extraordinary and extremely rare Appel original work of art.
Thick oil impasto onto heavy canvas, the artwork measures approximately 64cm x 83cm (25 x 32in) inside the frame.
Hand signed, the work it is in excellent condition with some age related wear.
It is an ORIGINAL WORK and NOT a lithograph or print of any kind. It is certainly a stunning and interestingly different piece.
A rare opportunity to acquire a truly terrific ORIGINAL Appel. Private collection UK.
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Karel Appel 1921 – 2006
Dutch painter, printmaker, sculptor and ceramist, born in Amsterdam. Studied at the State Academy in Amsterdam 1940-3. After the war attempted to start anew by working in the spirit of children’s drawings. First one-man exhibition at Het Beerenhuis, Groningen, 1946. In 1947-8 made some rough painted wood reliefs incorporating corks, pieces of timber and so on, and with imagery of children. Founded with Corneille and Constant in 1948 the Experimental Group in Amsterdam, contributed to the periodical Reflex and took an active part in the COBRA group 1948-51 with Jorn and others. Moved to Paris with Corneille and Constant in 1950, his paintings soon becoming more thickly painted and with swirling forms, with grotesque imagery of animals, monsters and the human figure. Awarded the UNESCO prize at the 1954 Venice Biennale and the 1960 Guggenheim International Award. Visited New York for the first time in 1957. Began to make relief paintings in 1968, followed by painted sculptures in wood and polyester, and later in aluminium. Lived in Paris and New York.