Karel Appel Works Online
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Original works by Karel Appel available for purchase at art galleries worldwidePaintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
Guggenheim Museum, New York City
3 works online
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston NEW!
Paintings collection online
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh NEW!
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice NEW!
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam NEW!
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. NEW!
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Akron Art Museum, Ohio NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe
The Discovery, 1986
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain
3 works online
Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana
Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
Scroll down the alphabetical list for 19 works by Appel
Centraal Museum Database, Utrecht, Netherlands (in Dutch)
Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Chanteurs de Rue
Dordrechts Museum, Netherlands (in Dutch)
GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin
2 works online
Guilford College Art Gallery, North Carolina
Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself
Haugesund Museum of Fine Art, Norway (mostly in Norwegian)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. NEW!
Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, New York
Flash slideshow; Click "Paintings"
Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil (in Portuguese)
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Farmer with Donkey and Bucket, 1950
Museum of Art at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
House Cat, 1978
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"
Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands (in Dutch)
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)
Nu couché, 1957
S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst), Ghent, Belgium
San Diego Museum of Art, California NEW!
Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam
Questioning Children, 1949
The Albertina, Vienna
Face in a Landscape, 1961
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Portrait of Cesar, 1956
Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands
De ruiter, 1957
Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands
Walker Art Center, Minnesota
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)
Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary NEW!Pictures from Image Archives:
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
Wikimedia Commons Image Database Miscellaneous Sites:
World Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)
Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)
RKD Netherlands Imagebase NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions
Additional Image Search Tools:
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The Legacy ProjectArticles and Reference Sites:
"A gathering place for people interested in the enduring legacies of the many violent traumas of the 20th century"
Encyclopedia Britannica complete article on Karel Appel
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting
RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
|Look Inside Books:||Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.|| |
|Search Inside Books:||Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.|
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.