Artist's Page

Karel Appel

Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1921
Died in Zurich, Switzerland, 2006

Education

Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1940-1943

One-Person Exhibitions

2019
Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France
Late Nudes, 1985-1995, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

2018
Out of Nature, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Tête en carton. Collagen 1960 – 1967, Jahn und Jahn, Munich, Germany

2017
Art as Celebration!, Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Works on Paper 1945-2006, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

2016
A Retrospective, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands
A Gesture of Color, Paintings and Sculptures 1947-2004, The Phillips Collection, Washington. D.C.
The Abstract Gaze, Emil Schumacher Museum, Hagen, Germany
Paintings from Six Decades, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria
Reset, Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015
Works on paper, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; traveled to Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany; and Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, Germany

2014
Blum & Poe, New York, NY

2013
I Do Not Paint, I Hit!, Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark
Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

2011
Karel Appel & Van Gogh, Vincent van Gogh Huis, Zundert, Netherlands

2010
Paintings from Five Decades, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

2009
Peintures 2000-2001, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

2008
Jazz 1958-1962, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands
The Sixties, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria
Opere 1990-2002, Galleria Arte 92, Milan, Italy

2007
Monumentale Aktzeichnungen, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Works on Paper 1949 – 2005, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

2006
Last Paintings, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria

2005
Recent Works, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands
Retrospective 1945-2005, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia
Opere 1991-2002, Galleria Arte 92, Milan, Italy

2004
The Cobra Years, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria
New Works on Paper, JG Contemporary, New York, NY
Onderweg. Reis van Rudi Fuchs Langs de Kunst der Lage Landen, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Paperworks of Karel Appel, National Museum, Belgrade, Serbia

2003
oeuvres sur papier 1999-2002, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

2002
Japanese Landscapes, Galerie Lelong, Zürich
Mutation in Motion, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria
Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, Austria
Work on paper, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

2001
Beelden 1936-2000, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Pastorale Chiaroscuro, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Werk op papier, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands
Sag zum Abschied leise Servus, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

2000
Recente sculpturen & gedichten, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
The Will to Power of the Planets Zomeropstelling 2000, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam,
Netherlands

1999
Toys from the Attic, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway; traveled to Reykjavík Art Museum,
Reykjavík, Iceland; National Gallery of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Peintures, dessins et sculptures, Scéne National d’Orléans, France

1998
Sculptures Without a Hero, Sculpture Garden, 590 Madison Ave, New York, NY; traveled
to Atelier del Bosco di Villa Medici, Rome, Italy
Psychopathological Art 1948-50, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands; traveled to Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Natural Phenomenon, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
Birth of a Landscape, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria
Thinking Space, Kärntner Landesgalerie Klagenfurt, Austria
Atelier del Bosco di Villa Medici, Rome, Italy

1997
Unintended Monuments, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland

1996
Gemälde, Gouachen, Zeichnungen 1950-1965, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Figures et Paysages, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
Variazioni sul tema, Fondazione Ambrosetti Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy

1995
Ich Bin die Erde der Alles Entspringt, Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria; traveled to Kärntner Landesgalerie, Klagenfurt, Austria; Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Die Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
Sculpture, Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo, NY
Toskanischer Horizont, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland

1993
Singing Donkeys, New Sculptures by Karel Appel, Paleis Lange Voorhout, The Hague,
Netherlands

1991
Black & White Paintings, Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, NY
A Retrospective by Karel Appel, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea;
traveled to Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

1990
Ik Wou Dat Ik Een Vogel was, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands
Die Meisterwerke, Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Linz, Austria; traveled to Josef Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany; and Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
Fine Arts gallery, Visual Arts Department, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Ik wou dat ik een vogel was. Grote formaten in de Beurs van Berlage, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1989
Appel, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan; traveled to the Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan; Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya, Japan; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan; Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan
Karel Appel in Tokyo: 18 Works on Paper, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1988
Portraits, Galerie de France, Paris, France
Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland

1987
Peinture-Sculpture-Dessin, Galerie d'Art Contemporain des Musées de Nice and Galerie des Ponchettes, Nice, France
Dipinti, sculture e collages, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy
Recent Paintings and Sculpture, Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, NY

1986
Recent Paintings and Sculptures: Clouds, Windmills, Nudes and Other Mythologies, Museum of
Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Karel Appel Paintings 1980-1985, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK; traveled to the Douglas
Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

1984
Oeuvres récentes, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

1982
The New Work of Karel Appel, Paintings 1979-1981, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Werk op Papier, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands; traveled to
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany; Städtische Galerie, Erlangen, Germany Fries
Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands; Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark; Palazzo
Medici Riccardi, Florence, Italy; Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden; Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway

1981
Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; traveled to Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal; Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid, Spain

1980
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Recent Work, Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

1979
The Graphic Art of Karel Appel: Art Gallery of Hamilton Collection, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1978
Dreissig Jahre Karel Appel, Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany; traveled to Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, Netherlands; Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany; Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany; Kunstpavillonen, Esbjerg Kunstforening, Esbjerg, Denmark
Peintures et Sculpture, Fondation Châteai de Jau, Cases-de-Pène, France 

1977
Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
Prints, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
The Complete Graphic Collection, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

1976
Collection d’art Amsterdam, Netherlands
Schilderijen, gouaches, acryls, keramische beelden 1950-1975, Galerie Nova Spectra, The Hague, Netherlands

1975
Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer, New York, NY
Aberbach Fine Art, New York, NY
Fuji Televisioin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Paintings, Wildenstein, London, UK

1974
Retrospective, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale FL; traveled to Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela
Retrospective 1955-1973: Oils, Acrylics, Gouaches, Lithographs, Gloria Luria Gallery, Miami, FL
Paintings from the 50’s and 60’s, Gimpel Fils, London, UK

1973
The Early Fifties – Paintings, Gouaches, Drawings, Ceramics 1950-56, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1972
Appel’s Appels, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; traveled to Rothman’s Art Gallery of Stratford, Ontario, Canada; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; London Public Library and Art Museum, London, Ontario, Canada; New York Cultural Center in association with Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, NJ

1970
Appels Oogappels, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands

1968
Reliefs 1966-68, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Reliëfs, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands; traveled to Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

1966
Paintings 1947-65, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie Ariel, Paris, France
Paintings and Graphics, Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1965
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Gemälde, Städtische Kunstgalerie Bochum, Germany

1964
Object-Paintings, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
Galleria Blu, Milan, Italy
Karel Appel from California Collections, Pavilion Gallery, Balboa, CA

1963
Nudes, Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland; traveled to Galerie Europe, Paris, France; Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, UK; Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Nova Spectra, The Hague, Netherlands
Dix Ans de Lithographie 1953-1963, Galerie Anderson – Mayer, Paris, France
Selezione di dipinti dal 1950 al 1961, La Medusa, Rome, Italy
Paintings, Sculpture, Graphics, Books, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1962
Collages 1949-1962, Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne, Germany
Paintings 1951-1956, Stephen Hahn Gallery, New York, NY
Sculptures, Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, France

1961
West Coast Exhibition, San Francisco Art Museum, San Francisco, CA; traveled to
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Santa Barbara Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; La Jolla Art Museum; La Jolla,
CA
Karel Appel, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands; traveled to Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands
Gallery Moos, Toronto, Canada
Gouaches and Lithographs, David Anderson Gallery, New York, NY
Galleria dell’Ariete, Milan, Italy
Gimpel Fils, London, UK

1960
Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, France
Galleria Lorenzelli, Bergamo, Italy
Paintings 1955-1960 and Recent Gouaches, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
Lithographs by Appel, David Anderson Gallery, New York, NY

1959
Gendai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zurich, Switzerland
Oil Paintings from 1952-1959, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
Dipingere coi tessuti, Il Centro Internazionale della Arti e del Costume, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

1958
Galerie Anne Abels, Cologne, Germany
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Gouaches et céramiques, Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France

1957
Paintings, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
New Paintings, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Stadler, Paris, France
Galerie Espace, Haarlem, Netherlands
Galleria La Tartaruga, Rome, Italy

1956
Portraits, Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, France
K. Appel: Dipinti e ceramiche, Galleria dell’Ariete, Milan, Italy
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1955
Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, France; traveled to Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1954
First American Exhibition, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY; Studio Paul Facchetti, Paris,France
Studio Paul Facchetti, Paris, France

1953
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

1951
Kunstzaal van Lier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1949
Het Beerenhuis, Groningen, Netherlands

Group Exhibitions

2020
Appel & Alechinsky: Travaux à deux pinceaux, Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris, France
Summer, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France

2018
Karel Appel and Dieter Roth: Cats and Dogs, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
WOW! The Heidi Horten Collection, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria
Hugo Claus, Con amore, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Wohin das Auge reicht – Neue Einblicke in die Sammlung Würth, Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Crossroads: Carnegie Museum of Art’s Collection, 1945 to Now, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

2017
Find a Face, Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio Human Animals: The Art of Cobra, Nova Southeastern University Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL 

2016
Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945 – 1965, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

2015
The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy, curated by Alison M. Gingeras, Blum & Poe, New York, NY; traveled to Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
I Got Rhythm. Kunst und Jazz seit 1920, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
Miró & Cobra, Experimenteel spel, Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen, Netherlands

2014
International Exchanges: Modern Art and St Ives 1915-65, Tate St Ives, UK; traveled to MIMA Middlesbrough Institute Modern Art, UK
From Beckmann to Warhol. Art of the 20th and 21st Century – Collection Bayer, Martin Gropius Bau Berlin, Germany

2013
Opening Exhibition, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands
From Beckmann to Warhol. Art of the 20th and 21st Century - Collection Bayer, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

2012
From Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951-1969, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949-1960, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

2011
Klee and Cobra – A Child’s Play, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland; traveled to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Parijs, stad van de moderne kunst 1900-1960, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands
Postwar Abstract Painting in France and Art Informel, Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation, Tokyo, Japan

2010
Le grand Geste! Informel and Abstract Expressionism, 1946-1964, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Goya and the Modern World, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

2009
Post COBRA: Alechinsky Appel Jorn, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Meisterwerke der Moderne: Die Sammlung Batliner, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Intensely Dutch: Image, Abstraction, and the Word, Post-War and Beyond, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
The Sweeney Decade: Acquisitions at the 1959 Inaugural, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Paris Central: European Masters of the 1950s, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands

2008
Action Painting, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
De Miró à Warhol. La collection Berardo à Paris, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, France
Cobra, Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België, Brussels, Belgium
Goya and the Modern World, Museo de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
The Human Image in the Twentieth Century: From Picasso and Dali to Yokoo and Nara, Works from the Collection of the Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Gunma Museum of Art, Gunma, Japan

2007
Collage/Collages dal Cubismo al New Dada, GAM—Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino, Italy
Monet bis Picasso: Die Sammlung Batliner, Albertina, Vienna, Austria

2006
Pierre Alechinsky & Karel Appel: Peinture à quatre mains, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland
The Guggenheim Collection, Kunst-und Austellungshalle, Bonn, Germany
Pour revoir le monde: collection d’art modern et conempo

2005
(my private) HEROES, MARTa Herford, Germany
Zeitgenössische Österreichische Kunst und Malerei der Nachkriegszeit Aus der Sammlung Essl, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico; traveled to Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

2004
Nordic Summer, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
Expressive Bildwelten: die Schenkungen Otto van de Loo, Kunsthalle in Emden, Germany

2003
Cobra: Copenhagen Brussel Amsterdam, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England; traveled to City Art Gallery, Manchester, England; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Up to Now, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gogh Modern: Vincent van Gogh en de Hedendaagse Kunst, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Papiers choisis, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
Cobra in the Hermitage, Hermitage, St. Petersbrug, Russia
Expressiv!, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland

2002
Paris: Capital of the Arts, 1900-1968, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Stedelijk Museum in de Nieuwe Kerk No 1: Beelden 1947-2002, Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2001
Sonsbeek 9: Locus Focus, Park Sonsbeek, Arnhem, Netherlands
Present, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Netherlands
Childhood and Modern Art, Städtische Galerie, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany

2000
L'homme qui marche, Jardins du Palais Royal, Paris, France
About Collage, Tate Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Le musée du Xxe siècle de Michel Ragon, Hôtel du Département, La Roche-sur-Yon, France
De Mens in Beweging (Sculptuur 2000), Lange Voorhout, The Hague, Netherlands
Pleidooi Voor Intuïtie, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1999
De Opening, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium; The Essl Collection. The First View, Museum Sammlung
Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria
A Rebours. La Rebelión Informalista 1939-1968, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas,
Spain
Zeitschnitt 1900-2000, Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Austria

1998
Rendezvous. Masterpieces from the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Guggenheim Museums,
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Ecole de Paris, Staatsmuseum, Luxembourg, France
Künstler der Gruppen COBRA and SPUR: Sammlung Selinka, Schloß Achberg, Ravensburg, Germany; traveled to Herforder Kunstverein, Germany; Galerie der Stadt Kornwestheim, Germany

1997
Art of the 20th Century, Flemish and Dutch Painting, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Cobra: Art Experimental 1948-1951, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland;
traveled to Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany; KunstHausWien, Wein, Austria
L’arte del XX secolo: Dalla collezione dello Stedelijk Museum di Amsterdam, Castello Ursino, Catania, Italy
Made in France, 1947–1997, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Cobra in Moscow: Cobra works from the collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1996
Munch and after Munch: or the obstinacy of painters, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Netherlands; traveled to Munch Museet, Oslo, Norway
Después de Goya: Una mirada subjetiva, Palacio de la Lonja, Zaragoza, Spain
Prospettiva del passato: Da Van Gogh ai contemporanei, Museo di Capodimonte Museum, Naples, Italy
Face à l'histoire, 1933-1996, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
La dimension du corps 1920-1980, National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo; traveled to National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

1995
Mit dem Auge des Kindes, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany; traveled to
Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Views from Abroad, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; traveled to Stedelijk
Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Couplet 5. Dansende Meisjes (Dancing Girls), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Postwar Europe 1945-1965: Art after the Flood, Fundación “la Caixa,” Barcelona, Spain; traveled to Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Passions Privées, Museé d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

1994
New Displays 1994, Tate Gallery, London, England
Couplet 1, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
L'art au Pays-Bas au XXe siècle, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Cobra au Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Musée National D'Histoire et d’Art, Luxembourg
De Verzameling, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

1992
New Realities: Art in Western Europe, 1945-1968, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los
Angeles, CA; traveled to Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland; Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Het Beeld Van de Eeuw, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Le portrait dans l'art contemporain, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France
The Interior, Paleis Lange Voorhout, The Hague, Netherlands
Images of Man, Figures of Contemporary Sculpture, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan;
traveled to Daimaru Museum, Osaka, Japan; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art,
Hiroshima, Japan

1991
Towards a New Museum. Highlights from the Collection, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1989
CoBrA. Eine europaische Bewegung, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
L’Europe des grandes maîtres: Quand ils etaient jeunes, 1870-1970, Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, France

1988
Verzameling aan Zee, Gemeentemuseum Den Hague, The Hague, Netherlands
Les années 50, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France
Fondation Vincent Van Gogh – Arles. Naissance d’une collection 1985-1988, Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles, France

1987
Beelden en Banieren, Fort Asperen, Acquoi, Netherlands
L’Art en Europe. Les années décisives 1945-1953, Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint Etienne, France

1986
100 Years of Dutch Paintings, Niigata City Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; traveled to Iwaki City Art Museum, Iwaki, Japan; Shimonoseki Art Museum, Shimonoseki, Japan; Tsukashin Hall, Amagasaki, Japan; The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Paris en quatre temps, Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; traveled to Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Bilder fra Inger og Andreas L. Riis’ samling, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway
En compagnie de Michel Butor, Le Musée de Valence, France

1985
Action et emotion. Peintures des années 50. Informal, Gutai, Cobra, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
100 Years of Dutch Painting. Highlights from the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Niigata City Art Museum, Tokyo; traveled to Iwaki City Art Museum, Japan; Shimonoseki City Art Museum, Japan; Tsukashin Hall, Amagasaki, Japan; The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo

1984
La Grande Parade, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Creation. Modern Art and Nature, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

1982
CoBrA: 1948-1951, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; traveled to Maison
de la Culture de Chalon-Sur, France
Saône, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France
Appel et Alechinsky. Encres a deux pinceaux, peintures, etc., Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence, France

1981
Paris 1937-1957, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

1980
Van Gogh bis Cobra: Holländische Malerei von 1880 bis 1950, Württembergischer Kunstverein,
Stuttgart, Germany; traveled to Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany

1974
CoBrA and Contrasts: The Winston-Malbin Collection, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

1973
Primal Images: Appel, Calder, Dubuffet, Miró, deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Selected works from the Asger Jorn collection, Silkeborg Kunstmuseum, Denmark

1971
The 31st Annual Works on Paper, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Stedelijk ’60-’70, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Opere di Maestri Contemporanei Europei, Palazzo Internazionale delle Aste ed Esposizioni, Florence, Italy

1969
Portraits in Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1968
Painting in France 1900-1967, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; traveled to Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Art Institute of Chicago, IL; and M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
L’art vivant 1965-1968, Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, France

1967
Campo vitale, Il Centro Internazionale della Arti e del Costume, Palazzo Grassi, Venice

1966
Four European Artists and the Figure, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1965
Imagadventure, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Colorists 1950-1965, San Francisco Museum of Art, CA
Un groupe 1965, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
40 Key Artists of the Mid-20th Century, Detroit Institute of Arts, MI 

1964
Van Gogh and Expressionism, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Appel: Lucebert, Jaap Mooy, Dutch Pavillion at XXXII Biennale, Venice, Italy
Documenta III, Kassel, Germany
Painting and Sculpture of a Decade 54-64, Tate Gallery, London, UK
Neue Realisten & Pop Art, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

1963
Visione Colore, Il Centro Internazionale della Arti e del Costume, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
20th century Master Drawings, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; University Gallery,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1962
Pioniers. 50 Meesterwerken / Masterpieces, from the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Curacao Museum, Willemstad

1961
Famous Likenesses, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Polariteit, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1960
Antagonismes, Museé des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France
Famous Likeness, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Trends in Dutch Painting since Van Gogh, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Jonge Kunst uit de collectie Dotremont – Brussels, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

1959
Vitalita nell’arte, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy; traveled to Kunsthalle, Recklinghausen, Germany;
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
New Images of Man, Museum of Modern Art, York, NY; traveled to the Baltimore Museum of Art,
Baltimore, MD
Twenty Contemporary Painters from the Phillipe Dotremont Collection, Brussels, Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Inaugural Selection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Documenta II, Kassel, Germany
Appel, Mathieu, Moreni, Riopelle, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; traveled to Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
School of Paris 1959: The Internationals, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Paintings from the Stedelijk Museum, Milwaukee Art Center, WI; traveled to Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, OH; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Arte Nuova. Mostra internazionale di pittura e scultura, Palazzo Graneri, Turin, Italy
L’École de Paris dans les collection belges, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France

1958
Collection of Solomon R. Guggenheim, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
L’art hollandais depuis Van Gogh, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Trends in Contemporary Dutch Art, The Arts Council, London, UK; traveled to Wakefield Art Gallery, UK

1957
An Exhibition of Paintings from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Tate
Gallery, London, UK; traveled to Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands; Ateneumin Taidekokoelmat, Helsinki, Finland; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy; Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
10th Premio Lissone, Lissone, Italy
Portrait Painters of the 19th and 20th Century, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY;
traveled to Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX;
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Otro arte, Sala Gaspar, Barcelona, Spain; traveled to Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain

1956
Modern Dutch Art, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; traveled to ten other cities in the United States

1955
Expressionism 1900-1955, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; traveled to Institute of
Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Cincinnati Art Museum and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
The New Decade: 22 European Painters and Sculptors, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1954
Dutch Pavillion, XXVII Biennale, Venice, Italy
Sezession 1954, Städtisches Museum, Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

1953
Younger European Painters. A Selection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Portland Art Museum, Portland, ON; San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH; Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA; Phillips Academy, Andover, MA; Carpenter Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Dwight Art Memorial, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA; Davidson Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Il Bienal, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil

1952
Un art autre, Galerie Paul Facchetti, Paris, France
Peintures non-abstraites, Studio Paul Facchetti, Paris, France
The 1952 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

1951
Significance of the Informal, Galerie Paul Facchetti, Paris, France
CoBrA, Librairie 73, Paris, France
Exposition of 5 peintres de CoBrA, Galerie Pierre, Paris, France
Niederländische Maler Und Graphiker des 20. Jahrhunderts, Dortmund Museum Am Ostwall,
Germany
Second International Exhibition of Experimental Art-CoBrA, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Liège, Belgium

1949
Appel, Constant, Corneille, Galerie Colette Allendy, Paris, France; traveled to Galerie Birch,
Copenhagen, Denmark
International Exhibition of Experimental Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
CoBrA, Séminaire des Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Ve Salon de Mai, Palais de New York, Paris, France
De Experimentele Groep in Holland, Kunstzaal Van Lier, Amsterdam

1948
International Experimental Art Exhibition, Høstudstillingen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Amsterdamse schilders van nu, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Werken van Appel, Corneille, Constant, Kunstzaal Van Lier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Karel Appel, Corneille, Constant Nieuwenhuijs, Kunsthandel Santee Landweer N.V., Amsterdam

1947
Karel Appel en Corneille, ‘t Gildehuys, Amsterdam

1946
Young Painters, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues

2020
Gingeras, Alison M. New Images of Man. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe, 2020. 

2019
Jean-François, Lyotard. Karel Appel dans la France glorieuse. Paris: Almine Rech Gallery, 2019.
Meulemans, Naomi. VOGEL. Karel Appel (1921-2006) en de mythe van het spontane maken. Antwerp: The Phoebus Foundation, 2019

2017
Gingeras, Alison M., ed. The Avant-garde Won't Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy, Texts by Alison M. Gingeras, Marie Godet, Kerry Greaves, and Karen Kurczynski. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe; New York: DelMonico Books • Prestel, 2017.
Kazarian, Choghakate. Karel Appel. Paris: Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2017.
Stokvis, Willemijn. Cobra: The History of a European Avant-Garde Movement (1948-1951). Rotterdam: NAi010 Publishers, 2017.

2016
Kaiser, Franz-W. and Rouven Lotz. Karel Appel. Der abstrakte Blick. Hagen, Germany: Emil Schumacher Museum, 2016.
Kaiser, Franz-W. Karel Appel. Paintings from Six Decades. Vienna: Galerie Ulysses, 2016.
Kaiser, Franz-W., ed. Karel Appel: Retrospective. The Hague: Gemeentemuseum Den Haag; Cologne: Walther König, 2016. 
Ottmann, Klaus. Karel Appel: A Gesture of Color. Paintings and Sculptures, 1957-2004. Munich: Sieveking Verlag; Washington, D.C.: The Phillips Collection, 2016.

2015
Karel Appel. Text by Alison M. Gingeras. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe, 2015.
Storsve, Jonas, ed. Karel Appel: Works on Paper. Munich: Sieveking Verlag, 2015.

2013
Stokvis, Willemijn. Karel Appel: I Do Not Paint, I Hit! Silkeborg, Denmark: Museum Jorn, 2013.

2012
Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949 – 1960. Texts by Tracey Bashkoff, Megan M. Fontanella, Joan Marter. New York: Guggenheim Museum, 2012.
Edwards, Jennifer Sudul. Pasadena to Santa Barbara: Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951-1969. Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2012.

2011
Fineberg, Jonathan. Klee and Cobra – A Child’s Play. Bern: Zentrum Paul Klee, 2011.
Kaiser, Franz-W. and Lieke Wijnia. Parijs. Stad van de modern kunst. The Hague: Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2011.

2010
Karel Appel: Paintings from Five Decades. Vienna: Galerie Ulysses, 2010.

2009
Belt, Werner van den and Katja Weitering. Paris Central. Vrije stad, vrije kunst in de Jaren ’50. Amstelveen, Netherlands: Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, 2009.
Lyotard, Jean-François. Karel Appel: Un geste de couleur. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press, 2009.

2008
Cariou, André. De Miró à Warhol. La collection Berardo à Paris. Paris: Musée Luxembourg, 2008.
Cerritelli, Claudio. Karel Appel: Opere 1990-2002. Milan: Galleria Arte 92, 2008.
Read, Herbert. Karel Appel: The Sixties. Vienna: Galerie Ulysses, 2008.
Sassen, Jan Hein. Karel Appel. Jazz 1958-1962. Amstelveen, Netherlands: Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, 2008.

2007
Hartog Jager, Hans den. Karel Appel in Essentie. Amsterdam: Athaneum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2007.
Schröder, Klaus Albrecht. Karel Appel: Monumentale Aktzeichnungen. Vienna: Albertina Museum, 2007.

2006
Heymer, Kay. The Guggenheim. Die Sammlung. Bonn: Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Kunstmuseumm 2006.
Sailer, John. Karel Appel: Last Paintings. Vienna: Galerie Ulysses, 2006.

2005
Fuchs, Rudi. Karel Appel. Opere 1991-2002. Milan: Galleria Arte 92, 2005.
Fuchs, Rudi and Florian Steininger. Karel Appel: Retrospective 1945-2005. Bratislava, Slovakia: Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, 2005.

2004
Fuchs, Rudi and Luk Lambrecht. Karel Appel. Onderweg. Reis van Rudi Fuchs langs de kunst der lage landen. Brussels: Palais des Beaux-Arts, 3004.

2003
Obrist, Hans Ulrich. “Taken from a Previously Unpublished Conversation with Karel Appel.” In Biennale di ceramica nell’arte contemporanea. Milan: Attese, 2003.

2002
Brugger, Ingried, ed. Karel Appel. Vienna: Jung und Jung, 2002.
Ragon, Michel. Karel Appel: Japanese Landscapes. Vienna: Kunstforum Wien, 2002.

2001
Fuchs, Rudi. Karel Appel: Pastorale, chiaroscuro. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 2001.
Hofland, H.J.A, Mariette Josephus-Jitta, and Franz-W. Kaiser. Karel Appel: Werk op papier. The Hauge, Netherlands: Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2001.
Ragon, Michel. Karel Appel: Sag zum Abschied Ieise Servus. Paris: Galerie Lelong, 2001.
Steininger, Florian. Karel Appel: Der Machtwille der Planeten. Ich bin der Planet. Du bist der Planet. Wir sind die Planeten. Vienna: Galerie Ulysses, 2001.

2000
Houts, Catherine van. Karel Appel: De Biografie. Amsterdam: Contact, 2000.
Karel Appel: Der Machtwille der Planeten. Ich Bin der Planet. Du Bist der Planet. Wir Sind Die
Planeten. Gedichte Aus den Jahren 1941 – 1996. Bern: Gachnang & Springer, 2000.
Martens, Hans. Karel Appel: Recente sculpturen en gedichten. Gent, Belgium: Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, 2000.

1999
Karel Appel: Psychopathological Notebook. Berlin: Verlag Gachnang & Springer, 1999.

1998
Bonito Oliva, Achille. Karel Appel. Rome: Villa Medici, 1998.
Lyotard, Jean-François. Karel Appel: Ein Farbgestus. Bern: Gachnang & Springer, 1998.
Stoullig, Claire. Appel: Natural Phenomenon. Paris: Galerie Lelong, 1998.

1997
Fineberg, Jonathan. The Innocent Eye: Children’s Art and the Modern Artist. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997.
Kuspit, Donald, Rudi Fuchs, and Johannes Gachnang. Karel Appel: Psychopathological Notebook, Drawings and Gouaches, 1948–1950. Bern: Gachnang & Springer, 1997.

1996
Appel, Karel. Ode aan het rood. Amsterdam: Contact, 1996.
Baum, Peter. Karel Appel: Gemälde, Gouachen, Zeichnungen, 1950–1965. Vienna: BAWAG Foundation, 1996.

1995
Karel Appel: Sculpture. Buffalo, NY: Anderson Gallery, 1995.
Gachnang, Johannes. Karel Appel, Toskanischer Horizont. Zürich: Galerie Lelong, 1995.

1994
Kuspit, Donald. Karel Appel Sculpture: A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 
Teh-Yu Wang, David. A Retrospective of Karel Appel. Kaohsiung, Taiwan: Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, 1994.

1992
Tuchman, Maurice, and Carol S. Eliel. Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992.

1991
Fuchs, Rudi. Karel Appel. Barcelona: Fundació Joan Miró, 1991.

1990
De Visser, Harriet, and Roland Hagenberg, eds. Karel Appel: The Complete Sculptures, 1936–1990. New York: Edition Lafayette, 1990.

1989
Hagenberg, Roland. Karel Appel: Dupe of Being. New York: Édition Lafayette, 1989. 
Wilde, Edy de. Karel Appel. Tokyo: Fuji Television Gallery, 1989.
Appel, Karel, Alan Bowness, and Christian Dotremont. Karel Appel: Dupe of Being. New York: Édition Lafayette, 1989. 
Wilde, Edy de. Karel Appel. Tokyo: Fuji Television Gallery, 1989.

1988
Karel Appel: Portrais from the Titan Series. New York: Marisa del Re Gallery, 1988.
Ragon, Michel. Karel Appel. Peinture, 1937-1957. Paris: Éditions Galilée, 1988.

1987
Karel Appel: 40 ans de peinture, sculpture, and dessin. Paris: Éditions Galilée, 1987.

1986
Martin, Rupert, ed. Karel Appel: Paintings 1980–85. Bristol: Arnolfini, 1986.

1985
Flomenhaft, Eleanor. The Roots and Development of Cobra Art. Hempstead, NY: Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, 1985.
Pincus-Witten, Robert. Karel Appel: COBRA Paintings, 1948–1951. New York: James Goodman Gallery, 1985.
Restany, Pierre, Allen Ginsberg, and Frédéric de Towarnicki. Karel Appel: Street Art, Ceramics, Sculpture, Wood Reliefs, Tapestries, Murals, Villa El Salvador. New York: Abbeville Press, 1985.
Verdet, André. Fenêtres de Karel Appel. Paris: Éditions Galilée, 1985.
Verdet, André, and Frédéric de Towarnicki. Propos en liberté: 1974–1984. Paris: Éditions Galilée, 1985.

1983
De Vree, Freddy. Karel Appel. Kunstforum, Schelderode, Belgium, 1983.

1982
Appel, Karel. Océan blessé. Paris: Éditions Galilée, 1982.
Jitta, Mariette-Josephus. Karel Appel: Werk op papier. The Hague: Haags Gemeentemuseum, 1982.
Restany, Pierre. Street Art: Le second souffle de Karel Appel. Paris: Éditions Galilée, 1982.
Vinkenoog, Simon, Peter Berger, and Jan Vrijman. Écrits sur Karel Appel. Paris: Éditions Galilée, 1982.

1980
Frankenstein, Alfred V. Karel Appel. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1980.
Lambert, Jean-Clarence. Karel Appel: Works on Paper. New York: Abbeville Press, 1980.

1977
Berger, Peter. Karel Appel. Venlo, Netherlands: Van Spijk, 1977.
Lambert, Jean-Clarence, and Karel Appel. Éloge de la folie. Paris: Rivière, 1977.
Wingen, Ed. Het gezicht van Appel. Venlo, Netherlands: Van Spijk, 1977. 

1971
Appel, Karl. Karel Appel over Karel Appel. Amsterdam: Triton Pers, 1971.

1968
Bellew, Peter. Karel Appel. Milan: Fratelli Fabri Editori, 1968.

1964
Claus, Hugo. Karel Appel Schilder. Amsterdam: A.J.G. Strengholt, Mammoet Reeks #25, 1964.

1963
Gribaudo, Ezio and Willem Sandberg. The Sculpture of Karel Appel. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1963.
Karel Appel: Selezione di dipinti dal 1950 al 1961. Rome, La Medusa, 1961.
Le Sculture Di Karel Appel. Edizioni d’Arte Fratelli Pozzo, Turin, Italy, 1962.
Vinkenoog, Simon. Het verhaal van Karel Appel: Een proeve van waarneming. Utrecht: A.W. Bruna, 1963. 

1962
Claus, Hugo. Karel Appel: Painter. Amsterdam: A.J.G. Strengholt, 1962.
Gribaudo, Ezio, and Michele L. Straniero. Sculture di Karel Appel. Turino: Pozzo, 1962.
Karel Appel: Sculptures. Paris: Galerie Rive Droite, 1962.
Lucebert, R.D.W. Oxenaar and Bert Schierbeek. Karel Appel. Cologne: Galerie der Spiegel, 1962.
Vrijman, Jan and Willem Sandberg. De werkelijkheid van Karel Appel. Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij, 1962.

1961
Boudaille, George. K. Appel. Milan: Galleria dell’Ariete, 1961.
Lucebert. Karel Appel. Eindhoven, Netherlands: Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum; Hague, Netherlands: Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 1961.
Sandberg, Willem. Karel Appel: West Coast Exhibition. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1961. 

1960
Looten, Emmanuel. Karel Appel. Paris: Galerie Rive Droite, 1960.
Neuburg, Hans and Michel Ragon. Karel Appel. Bergamo, Italy: Galleria Lorenzelli, 1960.
Sawyer, Kenneth B. Appel. New York: Martha Jackson Gallery, 1960.

1959
Marinotti, Paolo. Dipingere coi tessuti. Venice: Palazzo Grassi, 1959.
Marinotti, Paolo, Michaux Henri and Willem Sandberg. Vitalità nell’Arte. Venice: Centro Internazionale delle Arti e del Costume, 1959.
Neuburg, Hans. Karel Appel. Zurich: Galerie Charles Lienhard, 1959.
Selz, Peter. New Images of Man. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1959.

1958
Ragon, Michel. Appel: Gouaches et céramiques. Paris: Galerie Claude Bernard, 1958.
Sandberg, Willem. Karel Appel. Cologne: Galerie Änne Abels, 1958.

1957
Dotremont, Christian. Karel Appel: Paintings. London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1957.
Moreni, Mattia. Appel. Paris: Galerie Stadler, 1957.
Read, Herbert. Appel: New Paintings. New York: Martha Jackson Gallery, 1957.
Sandberg, Willem. Appel. Rome: Galleria La Tartaruga, 1957.

1956
Doelman, Cornelis and Willem Sandberg. K. Appel: Dipinti e ceramiche. Milan: Galleria dell’Ariete, 1956.
Looten, Emmanuel. Karel Appel: Portraits. Paris: Galerie Rive Droite, 1956.

1955
Tapié, Michel. Karel Appel. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum; Paris: Galerie Rive Droite, 1955.

1954
Tapié, Michel. Karel Appel: First American Exhibition. Paris: Studio Paul Facchetti, 1954.

1953
Claus, Hugo and Michel Tapié. Karel Appel. Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, 1953.
Sweeney, James Johnson. Younger European Painters. New York: Guggenheim Museum, 1953.

1952
Tapié, Michel. Un art autre: Où il s’agit de nouveaux dévidages du réel. Paris: Gabriel-Giraud et fils, 1952.

1951
Cobra, Revue international de l’art experimental (used as exh. cat. for IIe Exposition), 1951.
Internationale d’ Art Experimental. Liège, Belgium: Palais des Beaux-Arts, 1951.
Ragon, Michel. Expression et non-figuration: Problèmes et tendances de l’art d’aujourd’hui. Paris: Éditions de la revue “Neuf,” 1951. 

1950
Dotremont, Christian. Appel. Copenhagen: Ejnar Munksgaard, 1950.

1949
Cobra: organe du front international des artistes expérimentaux d'avant-garde, # 4. Experimentele Groep in Holland, 1949.

Articles and Reviews

2020
“Family Activity Inspired by Karel Appel's ‘Cats’, 1978.” AlbrightKnox.org, April 2020.
“Who is Karel Appel.” Tate.org.uk, April 2020.
Fraanje, Tim. “Role Models Are Getting Younger as the World Is Embracing Its Inner Child.” i-d.vice.com, July 2, 2020.

2019
Spence, Rachel. "Art Basel 2019 – the Feature Section Is a Must-See." Financial Times, June 13, 2019. 

2018
Goldman, Edward. "Challenging Exhibitions at USC Fisher Museum of Art." KCRW.com, September 25, 2018.

2016
“Karel Appel Exhibition at The Phillips Collection.” GeorgetownDish.com, May 30, 2016.
Franco, Joseph. "Behind the Scenes: Karel Appel - A Gesture of Color at The Phillips
Collection." BrightestYoungThings.com, June 17, 2016.
Galenson, David. “The Continuing Triumph of Karel Appel.” Huffington Post, January 7, 2016.
Holmes, Pernilla. "The Comeback Kings and Queens of Art." How to Spend It (blog), Financial
Times, May 20, 2016.
Laster, Paul. "Review: A Karel Appel Survey at Gemeentemuseum." BlouinArtInfo, May 8, 2016.
Nechvatal, Joseph. "Drawing on Humanity's Animal Nature." Hyperallergic, January 7, 2016.
Siegal, Nina. "Shedding New Light on the Late Dutch Artist Karel Appel." New York Times, February 5, 2016.

2015
Groves, Patricia. "In the Eye of Beauty: Changing the Face of Modern Art." Times of Oman,
February 19, 2015.
Smith, Roberta. “Cobra Artists Worked With a Passionate Style to Match Their Name.” New York Times, October 8, 2015

2014
Galenson, David. “The Triumph of Karel Appel.” Huffington Post, September 26, 2014.
Gingeras, Alison. "Cobra Was Arguably the Last Truly International Avant-garde Movement:
Alison Gingeras on Her Upcoming Exhibition at Blum & Poe." ARTnews, December 1, 2014.
Kitnick, Alex. “Karel Appel.” Artforum 53, no. 3 (November 2014): 275-76.
Plagens, Peter. “A False Sense of Security and Vivid Views of the World.” Wall Street Journal,
September 12, 2014.

2011
Foster, Hal. “I am the Decider.” London Review of Books, March 17, 2011, 31-32.

2008
McCormick, Carlo. “Karel Appel Reconsidered.” Paperback, no. 2 (2008): 87-89.

1992
Cotter, Holland. “Karel Appel” New York Times, December 25, 1992.

1991
Kaiser, Franz W. “On Sensuality in Art.” Artforum International, no. 6 (January-February 1991): 62-67.
Kuspit, Donald. “Karel Appel at the Gemeentemuseum.” Artforum International 29, no. 7 (March 1991): 145.

1988
Hunter, Sam. “Karel Appel in the Spirit of Our Time.” Arts Magazine 62, no. 5 (January 1988): 60-64.

1986
Raynor, Vivien. “Karel Appel Paintings on Show.” New York Times, March 28, 1986.

1985
Kuspit, Donald. “Atomic Weather: Karel Appel.” Art in America 73, no. 4 (April 1985): 160-63.

1983
Ginsberg, Allen, and Marilynne Mason. “Karel Appel’s Inner Light.” Northern Lights, no. 1 (1983).

1968
Ashton, Dore. “Cobra in Context.” Arts Magazine 52, no. 6 (February 1968): 106-109.

1965
Claus, Hugo. “Mélancolie et Fureur d'Appel.” XXième Siècle, no. 25 (June 1965): 105-8.
Hoffmann, Edith. “Karel Appel at Amsterdam.” Burlington Magazine 107, no. 750 (September 1965): 484-82.

1963
Ragon, Michel. “Karel Appel: J’ai pris un modèle pour me libérer de l’abstraction.” Arts, lettres, spectacles, musique, no. 918 (May-June 1963): 20.

Museum and Public Collections

Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
Berardo Collection Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands
Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, Italy
Danubiana Muelensteen Art Museum, Bratislava-Čunovo, Slovakia
Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Fondation Van Gogh, Arles, France
Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Turin, Italy
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
Institute Valencià d’Art Modern, Centro Julio González, Valencia, Spain
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands
Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark
Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Kunsthalle in Emden, Stiftung Henri und Eske Nannen und Schenkung Otto van de Loo, Emden,
Germany
Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine de Dunkerque, Dunkirk, France
Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria
Les Abattoirs - Centre d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Toulouse, France
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Liege, Belgium
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
Musée National d’Art Modern, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Musée National d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France
Musee Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Pãolo, Brazil
Museu de Arte de São Pãolo Assis Chateaubriand, Brazil
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
National Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Pinakothek der Modern – Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, München, Germany
Provence-Alpes-Côtes d’Azur, Marseille, FranceR & H Batliner Art Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, Netherlands
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Scottish National Galerie of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Stanford University Museum of Art, Stanford, CA
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
Tate Modern, London, UK
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Ulster Museum, Belfast, UK
University at Buffalo Art Galleries, Buffalo, NY
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley CA
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany

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