Karel Appel was a Dutch artist and founder of the avant-garde CoBrA movement, developed in the late 1940s.
1. Summer Couple. Mojo Portfolio. Lithograph. 1978. 21 ¾ x 29 ½ in.
2. Sunshine Cat. Cats Portfolio. 4/125. 1978. Lithograph. 22 x 29.5 in.
Appel’s vibrant prints, painting and sculptures are in major modern art museums around the world. Like his paintings, his prints are dominated by bright colors inspired by the drawings of children. Appel was also influenced by the color work of Henri Matisse and the naïve style of Jean DuBuffet.
3. Têtes Tombées. 1965. Lithograph.
4. Ohne Titel. Color lithograph. 27 ¾ x 20 1/5 in.
5. Ohne Titel. Color lithograph. 27.4 x 20.7 in.
Appel made numerous print portfolios using color lithography. Appel’s lithographs wonderfully capture the texture and color of his original paintings and mixed media drawings. Prints from Appel’s many portfolios are often sold individually, as each work has significant collector value. While Appel’s prints have been widely reproduced as poster prints, his hand signed and numbered prints are the most valuable. Appel’s lithographs can be found in auctions and galleries around the world.