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Karel Appel was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He was one of the founders of the avant-garde movement Cobra in 1948. Their working method was based on spontaneity and experiment, and  drew inspiration from children’s drawings, primitive art forms, and the work of Paul Klee and Joan Miró. Cobra was a milestone in the development of European abstract expressionism.

Description: Hard bound with dust jacket. Blue-grey cloth over boards with lettering in blind on upper board and spine. A lavishly illustrated volume. Covers Appel’s childhood, his work as a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam (here presented for the first time), his revolutionary works from his time with the COBRA group, and his informal paintings during the ‘Art Autre’ years. Complete with documentary references, including excerpts from manifestoes, art reviews, and artists’ letters, as well as some of Appel’s poetry, this volume presents a comprehensive account of the artist’s life during the war and postwar years. A few small closed tears to dust jacket, otherwise very good.

Bookseller Inventory # 25277


Karel Appel The Early Years 1937-1957
Ragon, Michel

Publisher: Galilee
Publication Date: 1988
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition

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