Karel Appel

Virginia and J. Thomas Maher III
Collection of Modern Art

Karel Appel
(Dutch, 1921–2006)
Deux Amies, 1971
Acrylic on canvas
16 3/4" x 22 1/4"
UWM Art Collection, 2011.001
Gift of Thomas and Virginia Maher


Evident in this painting is Karel Appel's love of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. A member of the CoBrA group (from:Copenhagen, Bruxelles, Amsterdam), Appel explored a child-like, colorful and automatic oeuvre.

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