Karel Appel’s Unabashed Public Persona

Deputy Director for Curatorial and Academic Affairs Klaus Ottmann introduces Karel Appel: A Gesture of Color┬áin this short video. Of Appel, Ottmann says, “his fast rise as an artist was to a large extent due to his unabashed public persona and his direct painting style that provoked public and critical debates.”

A Peek Into Karel Appel: A Gesture of Color

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Karel Appel, Flower Still Life, 2004. Photo: Liza Strelka

Manager of Exhibitions Liza Strelka snapped these photos during the installation of Karel Appel: A Gesture of Color, opening this Saturday.

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Karel Appel, Flower Still Life (detail), 2004. Photo: Liza Strelka

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Karel Appel, Roman Infantryman, 2000. Found objects and oil on wood, 78 x 41 x 59 in. Gift of the Karel Appel Foundation, 2016. Photo: Liza Strelka