Karel Appel
Installation view, 2015
Curated by Alison M. Gingeras
November 5December 23, 2015
Blum & Poe, New York
Curated by Alison M. Gingeras
September 9October 17, 2015
Installation view
September 6November 1, 2014

Karel Appel
Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1921
Died in Zürich, Switzerland, 2006

Education
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1944


One-Person Exhibitions

2017
Art as Celebration!, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France 

2016
Karel Appel: A Retrospective, Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, Netherlands
Karel Appel: A Gesture of Color, Paintings and Sculptures 1947-2004, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Karel Appel: The Abstract Gaze, Emil Schumacher Museum, Hagen, Germany 

2015
Karel Appel: Works on paper, Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris; traveled to Pinakothek der Moderne, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Munich, Germany

2014
Blum & Poe, New York, NY

2013
Karel Appel: I Do Not Paint, I Hit!, Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark

2010
Karel Appel: Paintings from Five Decades, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

2008
Karel Appel: Jazz 1958-1962, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Karel Appel: The Sixties, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

2007
Karel Appel : Monumentale Aktzeichnungen, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Karel Appel: Works on Paper 1949 – 2005, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

2006
Karel Appel: Last Paintings, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria 

2005
Karel Appel: Recent Works, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands
Karel Appel Retrospective, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia 

2004
Karel Appel: The Cobra Years, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria
Karel Appel: New Works on Paper, JG Contemporary, New York, NY
Karel Appel: Onderweg. Reis van Rudi Fuchs Langs de Kunst der Lage Landen, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium 

2002
Japanese Landscapes, Galerie Lelong, Zürich
Mutation in Motion, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria
Karel Appel: Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, Austria

2001
Karel Appel: Beelden 1936-2000, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Karel Appel: Pastorale Chiaroscuro, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Karel Appel: Werken op Papier 1940 – 2000, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands 

2000
Recente Sculpturen & Gedichten, S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium
The Will to Power of the Planets Zomeropstelling 2000, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1999
Toys from the Attic
, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway; traveled to Municipal Museum of Art, Reykjavík, Iceland; Faroe Islands Art Gallery, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

1998
Sculptures Without a Hero, The Sculpture Garden @ 590 Madison Ave, New York, NY; traveled to Atelier del Bosco di Villa Medici, Rome, Italy
Psychopathological Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands; traveled to Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen, Netherlands

1996
Karel Appel: Gemälde, Gouachen, Zeichnungen 1950-1965, BAWAG Fondation, Vienna, Austria 

1995
Ich Bin die Erde der Alles Entspringt, Kärntner Landesgalerie, Klagenfurt, Austria; traveled to
Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Die Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria 

1994
A Retrospective by Karel Appel, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; traveled to Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Republic of China

1993
Singing Donkeys, New Sculptures by Karel Appel, Paleis Lange Voorhout, The Hague, Netherlands 

1990
Karel Appel: Ik Wou Dat Ik Een Vogel was, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands
Die Meisterwerke, Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Linz, Austria; traveled to Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany
Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain

1989
National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan; traveled to the Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan; Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya, Japan; Hiroshima City Museum of
Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan; Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan

1987
Karel Appel: Peinture, sculpture et dessin, Galerie d'Art Contemporain and Galerie des Ponchettes, Nice, France
Karel Appel: Dipinti, sculpture e collages, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy

1986
Recent Paintings and Sculptures: Clouds, Windmills, Nudes and Other Mythologies, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Karel Appel Paintings 1980-1985, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England; traveled to the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

1984
Karel Appel: Oeuvres centes, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

1982
The New Work of Karel Appel, Paintings 1979-1981, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Karel Appel: Werk op Papier, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands; traveled to Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany;
Städtische Galerie,Erlangen, Germany; Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands; Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark; Palazzo
Medici-Riccardi, Florence, Italy; Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden; Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France; Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway

1981
Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; traveled to Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal;
Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid, Spain

1978
Karel Appel Retrospective
, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela
Dreissig Jahre Karel Appel, Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, Germany; traveled to Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, Netherlands;
Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany; Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany; Kunstpavillonen, Esbjerg Kunstforening, Esbjerg, Denmark

1977
Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico; traveled to Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela

1974
Karel Appel Retrospective, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL; traveled to Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

1972
Appel’s Appels, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Traveled to Rothman’s Art Gallery of Stratford, Ontario, Canada; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; London Public Library and Art Museum, London, Ontario, Canada; New York Cultural Center in association with Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, NJ

1970
Appels Oogappels, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands

1968
Karel Appel: Reliefs 1966-68, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Karel Appel: Reliëfs, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands; traveled to Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

1966
Karel Appel: Paintings 1947-65, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

1965
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Karel Appel: Gemälde, Städtische Kunstgalerie Bochum, Germany

1964
Karel Appel: Object-Paintings, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1963
Appel: Nudes, Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland; traveled to Galerie Europe, Paris, France; Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, England;
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1961
Karel Appel: West Coast Exhibiton, San Francisco Art Museum, San Francisco, CA; traveled to Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Santa Barbara Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; La Jolla Art Museum, La Jolla, CA
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands; traveled to Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1958
Galerie Anne Abels, Cologne, Germany
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium 

1957
Karel Appel: Paintings, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England 

1956
Karel Appel: Portraits, Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, France

1955
Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, France; traveled to the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1954
First American Exhibition, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY; Studio Paul Facchetti, Paris, France

1953
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Group Exhibitions

2017
Human Animals: The Art of Cobra, Nova Southeastern University Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL 
Find a Face, Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio  

2015
The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy, curated by Alison M. Gingeras, Blum & Poe, New York, NY; traveled to Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Opening Exhibition, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands
From Beckmann to Warhol. Art of the 20th and 21st Century - Collection Bayer, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany 

2012
From Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951 – 1969, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949 - 1960, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

2011
Klee and Cobra – A Child’s Play, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland; traveled to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Parijs, stad van de moderne kunst, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands 

2010
Le grand geste! International Painting from Pollock to Schumacher – Art Informel and Abstract Expressionism, 1946-1964, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Goya and the Modern World, Palazzo Reale, Milan

2009
post COBRA: Alechinsky Appel Jorn, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Meisterwerke der Moderne: Die Sammlung Batliner, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Intensely Dutch: Image, Abstraction, and the Word, Post-War and Beyond, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
The Sweeney Decade: Acquisitions At the 1959 Inaugural, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Paris Central: European Masters of the 1950s, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands 

2008
Action Painting, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
Miró à Warhol. La collection Berardo à Paris, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, France
Cobra, Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België, Brussels, Belgium
Goya and the Modern World, Museo de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

2007
Collage/Collages dal Cubismo al New Dada, GAM-Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino, Italy
Monet bis Picasso: Die Sammlung Batliner, Albertina, Vienna, Austria 

2006
Pierre Alechinsky & Karel Appel: Peinture à quatre mains, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland
The Guggenheim Collection, Kunst-und Austellungshalle, Bonn, Germany

2005
(my private) HEROES, MARTa Herford, Germany
Zeitgenössische Österreichische Kunst und Malerei der Nachkriegszeit Aus der Sammlung Essl, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico;
traveled to Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

2004
Nordic Summer, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland 

2003
Cobra: Copenhagen Brussel Amsterdam, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England; traveled to City Art Gallery, Manchester, England; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Cobra de Kleur Van de Vrijheid, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, Netherlands
Gogh Modern: Vincent van Gogh en de Hedendaagse Kunst, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2002
Paris: Capital of the Arts, 1900-1968, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
Stedelijk Museum in de Nieuwe Kerk No 1: Beelden 1947-2002, Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2001
Sonsbeek 9: Locus Focus, Park Sonsbeek, Arnhem, Netherlands
Present, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Netherlands
Childhood and Modern Art, Städtische Galerie, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany

2000
L'homme qui marche,
Jardins du Palais Royal, Paris, France
About Collage
, Tate Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool, England
Le musée du Xxe siècle de Michel Ragon, Hôtel du Département, La Roche-sur-Yon, France
De Mens in Beweging (Sculptuur 2000), Lange Voorhout, The Hague, Netherlands
Pleidooi Voor Intuïtie, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands 

1999
De Opening, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium; The Essl Collection. The First View, Museum Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria 

1998
Rendezvous. Masterpieces from the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Guggenheim Museums, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

1997
Art of the 20th Century, Flemish and Dutch Painting, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Cobra: Art Experimental 1948-1951, Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland; traveled to Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany;
KunstHausWien, Wein, Austria
L’arte del XX secolo:
Dalla collezione dello Stedelijk Museum di Amsterdam, Castello Ursino, Catania, Italy
Made in France, 1947–1997,
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Cobra in Moscow: Cobra works from the collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands; The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1996
Munch en na Munch, of, de hardnekkigheid van schilders, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Netherlands; traveled to Munch Museet, Oslo, Norway
Después de Goya: Una mirada subjetiva, Palacio de la Lonja, Zaragoza, Spain
Prospettiva del passato : Da Van Gogh ai contemporanei
, Museo di Capodimonte Museum, Naples, Italy
Face à l'histoire
, 1933-1996, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France 

1995
Mit dem Auge des Kindes, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany; traveled to Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Views from Abroad, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; traveled to Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Couplet 5. Dansende Meisjes (Dancing Girls), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Postwar Europe 1945-1965: Art after the Flood,
Fundación “la Caixa,” Barcelona, Spain; traveled to Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Passions Privées,
Museé d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

1994
New Displays 1994, Tate Gallery, London, England; Couplet 1, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
L'art au Pays-Bas au XXe siècle, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Cobra au Stedelijk Museum
Amsterdam, Musée National D'Histoire et d’Art, Luxembourg
De Verzameling,
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

1992
New Realities: Art in Western Europe, 1945-1968, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, England
Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA;
traveled to Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland; Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Het Beeld Van de Eeuw, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Le portrait dans l'art contemporain, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice, France
The Interior, Paleis Lange Voorhout, The Hague, Netherlands
Images of Man, Figures of Contemporary Sculpture, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan;
traveled to Daimaru Museum, Osaka, Japan; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

1991
Towards a New Museum. Highlights from the Collection, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1988
Verzameling aan Zee
, Gemeentemuseum Den Hague, The Hague, Netherlands
Les ann
ées 50, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France

1986
100 Years of Dutch Paintings, Niigata City Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; traveled to Iwaki City Art Museum, Iwaki, Japan; Shimonoseki Art Museum,
Shimonoseki, Japan; Tsukashin Hall, Amagasaki, Japan; The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Paris en quatre temps
, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

1984
La Grande Parade, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

1982
CoBrA: 1948-1951, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; traveled to Maison de la Culture de Chalon-Sur-Saône, France;
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France

1981
Paris-Paris 1937-1957, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France 

1980
Van Gogh bis Cobra: Holländische Malerei von 1880 bis 1950, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany; traveled to Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany

1974
CoBrA and Contrasts: The Winston-Malbin Collection, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI 

1973
Primal Images: Appel, Calder, Dubuffet, Miró, deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

1971
The 31st Annual Works on Paper, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1969
Portraits in Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1965
Four European Artists and the Figure, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1964
Van Gogh and Expressionism, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Appel: Lucebert, Jaap Mooy, Dutch Pavillion at XXXII Biennale, Venice, Italy
Documenta III, Kassel, Germany

1963
Visione Colore, Il Centro Internazionale della Arti e del Costume, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

1961
Famous Likenesses, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Polariteit, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1960
Antagonismes, Museé des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France

1959
Vitalita nell'arte, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy; traveled to Kunsthalle, Recklinghausen, Germany; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
New Images of Man, Museum of Modern Art, York, NY; traveled to The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Inaugural Selection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Documenta II, Kassel, Germany
Appel, Mathieu, Moreni, Riopelle, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; traveled to Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
School of Paris 1959: The Internationals,
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

1958
Collection of Solomon R. Guggenheim, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
L’art hollandais depuis Van Gogh
, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

1957
An Exhibition of Paintings from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Tate Gallery, London, England; traveled to Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands; Ateneumin Taidekokoelmat, Helsinki, Finland; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy; Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
10th Premio Lissone, Lissone, Italy
Portrait Painters of the 19th and 20th Century,
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY; traveled to Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD;
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Otro arte
, Sala Gaspar, Barcelona, Spain; traveled to Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain

1956
Contemporary Dutch Art, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; traveled to ten other cities in the United States

1955
Expressionism 1900-1955, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; traveled to Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA;
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Cincinnati Art Museum and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
The New Decade: 22 European Painters and Sculptors, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; traveled to Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA 

1954
Dutch Pavillion, XXVII Biennale, Venice, Italy
Sezession 1954, Städtisches Museum, Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

1953
Younger European Painters. A Selection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN;
Portland Art Museum, Portland, ON; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX; University
of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH; Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA; Phillips Academy, Andover, MA;
Carpenter Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Dwight Art Memorial, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA; Davidson Art
Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

1952
Un art autre, Galerie Paul Facchetti, Paris, France
Peintures non-abstraites, Studio Paul Facchetti, Paris, France
The 1952 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

1951
Significance of the Informal, Galerie Paul Facchetti, Paris, France CoBrA, Librairie 73, Paris, France
CoBrA,
Librairie 73, Paris, France
Exposition of 5 peintres de CoBrA, Galerie Pierre, Paris, France
Niederländische Maler Und Graphiker des 20. Jahrhunderts, Dortmund Museum Am Ostwall, Germany
Second International Exhibition of Experimental Art-CoBrA, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Liège, Belgium

1949
Appel, Constant, Corneille, Galerie Colette Allendy, Paris, France; travelled to Galerie Birch, Copenhagen, Denmark
International Exhibition of Experimental Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

1948
International Experimental Art Exhibition, Hostudstillingen, Copenhagen, Denmark 

1946
Young Painters, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues

2017
Gingeras, Alison M., ed. The Avant-garde Won't Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy, Texts by Alison M. Gingeras, Marie Godet, Kerry Greaves, and Karen Kurczynski. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe; New York: DelMonico Books • Prestel, 2017.
Stokvis, Willemijn. Cobra: The History of a European Avant-Garde Movement (1948-1951). Rotterdam: NAi010 Publishers, 2017.

2016
Kaiser, Franz-W., ed. Karel Appel: Retrospective. The Hague: Gemeentemuseum Den Haag; Cologne: Walther König, 2016. 
Ottmann, Klaus. Karel Appel: A Gesture of Color. Munich: Sieveking Verlag; Washington, D.C.: The Phillips Collection, 2016.

2015
Gingeras, Alison M. Karel Appel. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe, 2015.
Storsve, Jonas, ed. Karel Appel: Works on Paper. Munich: Sieveking Verlag, 2015.

2013
Stokvis, Willemijn. Karel Appel: I Do Not Paint, I Hit! Silkeborg, Denmark: Museum Jorn, 2013.

2009
Lyotard, Jean-François. Karel Appel: Un geste de couleur. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press, 2009.

2007
Schröder, Klaus Albrecht. Karel Appel: Monumentale Aktzeichnungen. Vienna: Albertina, 2007.

2003
Obrist, Hans Ulrich. “Taken from a Previously Unpublished Conversation with Karel Appel.” In Biennale di ceramica nell’arte contemporanea. Milan: Attese, 2003.

2002
Brugger, Ingried, ed. Karel Appel. Vienna: Jung und Jung, 2002.

2001
Fuchs, Rudi. Karel Appel: Pastorale, chiaroscuro. Rotterdam: NAi Uitgevers, 2001.
Karel Appel: Der Machtwille der Planeten. Ich bin der Planet. Du bist der Planet. Wir sind die Planeten.
Vienna: Galerie Ulysses, 2001.

2000
Houts, Catherine van. Karel Appel: De Biografie. Amsterdam: Contact, 2000.
Karel Appel: Der Machtwille der Planeten. Ich Bin der Planet. Du Bist der Planet. Wir Sind Die Planeten. Gedichte Aus den Jahren 1941 – 1996.
Bern: Gachnang & Springer, 2000.
Martens, Hans. Karel Appel: Recente sculpturen en gedichten. Gent, Belgium: Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, 2000.

1998
Lyotard, Jean-François. Karel Appel: Ein Farbgestus. Bern: Gachnang & Springer, 1998.

1997
Fineberg, Jonathan. The Innocent Eye: Children’s Art and the Modern Artist. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997.
Kuspit, Donald, Rudi Fuchs, and Johannes Gachnang. Karel Appel: Psychopathological Notebook, Drawings and Gouaches, 1948–1950. Bern: Gachnang & Springer, 1997.

1996
Appel, Karel. Ode aan het rood. Amsterdam: Contact, 1996.
Baum, Peter. Karel Appel: Gemälde, Gouachen, Zeichnungen, 1950–1965. Vienna: BAWAG Foundation, 1996.

1994
Kuspit, Donald. Karel Appel Sculpture: A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1994. 

1992
Tuchman, Maurice, and Carol S. Eliel. Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992.

1991
Fuchs, Rudi. Karel Appel. Barcelona: Fundació Joan Miró, 1991.

1990
De Visser, Harriet, and Roland Hagenberg, eds. Karel Appel: The Complete Sculptures, 1936–1990. New York: Edition Lafayette, 1990.

1989
Hagenberg, Roland. Karel Appel: Dupe of Being. New York: Édition Lafayette, 1989.
Wilde, Edy de. Karel Appel. Tokyo: Fuji Television Gallery, 1989.

1988
Ragon, Michel. Karel Appel. Peinture, 1937-1957. Paris: Éditions Galilée, 1988.

1987
Karel Appel: 40 ans de peinture, sculpture, and dessin
. Paris: Éditions Galilée, 1987.

1986
Martin, Rupert, ed. Karel Appel: Paintings 1980–85. Bristol: Arnolfini, 1986.

1985
Flomenhaft, Eleanor. The Roots and Development of Cobra Art. Hempstead, NY: Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, 1985.
Pincus-Witten, Robert. Karel Appel: COBRA Paintings, 1948–1951. New York: James Goodman Gallery, 1985.
Restany, Pierre, Allen Ginsberg, and Frédéric de Towarnicki. Karel Appel: Street Art, Ceramics, Sculpture, Wood Reliefs, Tapestries, Murals, Villa El Salvador. New York: Abbeville Press, 1985.
Verdet, André. Fenêtres de Karel Appel. Paris: Éditions Galilée, 1985.
Verdet, André, and Frédéric de Towarnicki. Propos en liberté: 1974–1984. Paris: Éditions Galilée, 1985.

1983
De Vree, Freddy. Karel Appel. Kunstforum, Schelderode, Belgium, 1983.

1982
Appel, Karel. Océan blessé. Paris: Éditions Galilée, 1982.
Jitta, Mariette-Josephus. Karel Appel: Werk op papier. The Hague: Haags Gemeentemuseum, 1982.
Restany, Pierre. Street Art: Le second souffle de Karel Appel. Paris: Éditions Galilée, 1982.
Vinkenoog, Simon, Peter Berger, and Jan Vrijman. Écrits sur Karel Appel. Paris: Éditions Galilée, 1982.

1980
Frankenstein, Alfred V. Karel Appel. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1980.
Lambert, Jean-Clarence. Karel Appel: Works on Paper. New York: Abbeville Press, 1980.

1977
Berger, Peter. Karel Appel. Venlo, Netherlands: Van Spijk, 1977.
Lambert, Jean-Clarence, and Karel Appel. Éloge de la folie. Paris: Rivière, 1977.
Wingen, Ed. Het gezicht van Appel. Venlo, Netherlands: Van Spijk, 1977. 

1971
Appel, Karl. Karel Appel over Karel Appel. Amsterdam: Triton Pers, 1971.

1968
Bellew, Peter. Karel Appel. Milan: Fratelli Fabri Editori, 1968.

1963
Le Sculture Di Karel Appel
. Edizioni d’Arte Fratelli Pozzo, Turin, Italy, 1962.
Vinkenoog, Simon. Het verhaal van Karel Appel: Een proeve van waarneming. Utrecht: A.W. Bruna, 1963. 

1962
Claus, Hugo. Karel Appel: Painter. Amsterdam: A.J.G. Strengholt, 1962.
Gribaudo, Ezio, and Michele L. Straniero. Sculture di Karel Appel. Turino: Pozzo, 1962.
Vrijman, Jan. De werkelijkheid van Karel Appel. Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij, 1962.

1960
Sawyer, Kenneth B. Appel. New York: Martha Jackson Gallery, 1960.

1957
Dotremont, Christian. Karel Appel: Paintings. London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1957.

1955
Tapié, Michel. Karel Appel. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum; Paris: Galerie Rive Droite, 1955.

1954
Tapié, Michel. Karel Appel. Paris: Studio Paul Facchetti, 1954.

1952
Tapié, Michel. Un art autre: Où il s’agit de nouveaux dévidages du réel. Paris: Gabriel-Giraud et fils, 1952.

1951
Ragon, Michel. Expression et non-figuration: Problèmes et tendances de l’art d’aujourd’hui. Paris: Éditions de la revue “Neuf,” 1951.

Articles and Reviews

2016
Franco, Joseph. "Behind the Scenes: Karel Appel - A Gesture of Color @ The Phillips Collection." BrightestYoungThings.com, June 17, 2016. Galenson, David. “The Continuing Triumph of Karel Appel.” Huffington Post, January 7, 2016.
Holmes, Pernilla. "The Comeback Kings and Queens of Art." How to Spend It (blog), Financial Times, May 20, 2016.
Laster, Paul. "Review: A Karel Appel Survey at Gemeentemuseum." BlouinArtInfo, May 8, 2016.
Nechvatal, Joseph. "Drawing on Humanity's Animal Nature." Hyperallergic, January 7, 2016. 
Siegal, Nina. "Shedding New Light on the Late Dutch Artist Karel Appel." New York Times, February 5, 2016.  

2015
Groves, Patricia. "In the Eye of Beauty: Changing the Face of Modern Art." Times of Oman, February 19, 2015.

2014
Galenson, David. “The Triumph of Karel Appel.” Huffington Post, September 26, 2014.
Gingeras, Alison. "Cobra Was Arguably the Last Truly International Avant-garde Movement: Alison Gingeras on Her Upcoming Exhibition at Blum & Poe." ARTnews, December 1, 2014.
Kitnick, Alex. “Karel Appel.” Artforum 53, no. 3 (November 2014): 275-76.
Plagens, Peter. “A False Sense of Security and Vivid Views of the World.” Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2014.

2011
Foster, Hal. “I am the Decider.” London Review of Books, March 17, 2011, 31-32.

2008
McCormick, Carlo. “Karel Appel Reconsidered.” Paperback, no. 2 (2008): 87-89.

1992
Cotter, Holland. “Karel Appel” New York Times, December 25, 1992.

1991
Kaiser, Franz W. “On Sensuality in Art.” Forum International, no. 6 (January-February 1991): 62-67.
Kuspit, Donald. “Karel Appel at the Gemeentemuseum.” Artforum International 29, no. 7 (March 1991): 145.

1988
Hunter, Sam. “Karel Appel in the Spirit of Our Time.” Arts Magazine 62, no. 5 (January 1988): 60-64.

1986
Raynor, Vivien. “Karel Appel Paintings on Show.” New York Times, March 28, 1986.

1985
Kuspit, Donald. “Atomic Weather: Karel Appel.” Art in America 73, no. 4 (April 1985): 160-63.

1983
Ginsberg, Allen, and Marilynne Mason. “Karel Appel’s Inner Light.” Northern Lights, no. 1 (1983).

1968
Ashton, Dore. “Cobra in Context.” Arts Magazine 52, no. 6 (February 1968): 106-109.

1965
Claus, Hugo. “Mélancolie et Fureur d'Appel.” XXième Siècle, no. 25 (June 1965): 105-8.
Hoffmann, Edith. “Karel Appel at Amsterdam.” Burlington Magazine 107, no. 750 (September 1965): 484-82.

1963
Ragon, Michel. “Karel Appel: J’ai pris un modèle pour me libérer de l’abstraction.” Arts, lettres, spectacles, musique, no. 918 (May-June 1963): 20.

 

Museum and Public Collections

Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands
Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands
CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, 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 Netherlands
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Henie-Onstad Art Center, Høvikodden, Norway
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Hofstra Museum at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
IVAM, Centre Julio González, Spain
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands
KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark
Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
Kunsthalle in Emden, Stiftung Henri und Eske Nannen und Schenkung Otto van de Loo, Emden, Germany
Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
LAAC – Lieu d’Art et Ection Contemporaine de Dunkerque, France
Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria
Les Abattoirs - Centre d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Toulouse, France
Louisiana Museum, Humblebaek, Denmark
Mamac – Musée d’Art Modern et Contemporain, Liege, Belgium
MASP – Museo de Arte de São Pãolo Assis Chateaubriand, Brazil
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Musée National d’Art Modern, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Musée National d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France
Musee Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Museo de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Pãolo, Brazil
Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany
National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
National Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
R & H Batliner Art Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, Netherlands
Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
Sammlung Essl, Klosterburg, Austria
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Scottish National Galerie of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Stanford University Museum of Art, Stanford, CA
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, Netherlands
Tate Modern, London, UK
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Berardo Collection Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Ulster Museum, Belfast, UK
University at Buffalo Art Galleries, Buffalo, NY
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley CA
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Siegal, Nina. “Shedding New Light on the Late Dutch Artist Karel Appel.” New York Times, February 5, 2016.
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Nechvatal, Joseph. "Drawing on Humanity's Animal Nature." Hyperallergic, January 7, 2016.
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Galenson, David. “The Continuing Triumph of Karel Appel.” Huffington Post, January 7, 2016.
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Kitnick, Alex. "Karel Appel." Artforum 53, no. 3 (November 2014): 275-76.
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Galenson, David. "The Triumph of Karel Appel." Huffington Post, September 26, 2014.
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