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Karel Appel

[Dutch Abstract Expressionist Painter, 1921-2006]

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Original works by Karel Appel available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas 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)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
3 works online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Notable SiteTate 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
Clown, 1954

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)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

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)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld 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

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Miscellaneous Sites:
The Legacy Project
"A gathering place for people interested in the enduring legacies of the many violent traumas of the 20th century"

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia 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

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

"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.
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