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Karel Appel

Karel Appel (1921-2006) is one of the Netherlands' most outstanding artists. As a cofounder of the CoBrA group, he was part of an international network of avant-garde artists and is regarded as one of the rejuvenators of post-1945 art. In the 1950s he began spending long periods of time in Paris and New York and soon enjoyed international success. Today his colourful sculptures can be found in many public squares, and his often large-format paintings are in museums around the world.