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Karel Appel

1921 - 2006

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Christiaan Karel Appel (pronounced [ˈkrɪstijaːn ˈkaːrəl ˈɑpəl] (listen); 25 April 1921 – 3 May 2006) was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He started painting at the age of fourteen and studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in the 1940s. He was one of the founders of the avant-garde movement CoBrA in 1948. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karel Appel has received more than 224,630 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Karel Appel is the 451st most popular painter (down from 378th in 2019), the 173rd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 139th in 2019) and the 39th most popular Dutch Painter.

Karel Appel is most famous for his abstract paintings.

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Among painters, Karel Appel ranks 451 out of 1,421Before him are Shitao, Edmund Leighton, Jacopo de' Barbari, Mikhail Vrubel, Jean Clouet, and Hendrick ter Brugghen. After him are Vasily Surikov, Parrhasius, Jan Lievens, Bernard van Orley, Heinz Linge, and Joseph Wright of Derby.

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Among people born in 1921, Karel Appel ranks 81Before him are Countess Georgina von Wilczek, Yuri Nikulin, Mario Lanza, Betty Friedan, Miklós Jancsó, and Moacir Barbosa Nascimento. After him are Herta Bothe, Paddy Roy Bates, Chris Marker, Amin al-Hafiz, Thomas Schelling, and John Money. Among people deceased in 2006, Karel Appel ranks 59Before him are Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Glenn Ford, Richard Kuklinski, Betty Friedan, Richard Fleischer, and James Van Allen. After him are Joachim Fest, Ta Mok, Lillian Asplund, John Money, William Styron, and Floyd Patterson.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Karel Appel ranks 173 out of 1,427Before him are Willem van Aelst (1627), Aelbert Cuyp (1620), Margaret of Bavaria (1363), Rodolphus Agricola (1443), Nicholas J. Spykman (1893), and Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588). After him are Jan Lievens (1607), Dirck van Baburen (1595), Geertgen tot Sint Jans (1460), Jan van Scorel (1495), Pim Fortuyn (1948), and Johnny Rep (1951).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Karel Appel ranks 39Before him are Abraham Bloemaert (1566), Antonis Mor (1519), Ary Scheffer (1795), Willem van Aelst (1627), Aelbert Cuyp (1620), and Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588). After him are Jan Lievens (1607), Dirck van Baburen (1595), Geertgen tot Sint Jans (1460), Jan van Scorel (1495), Rachel Ruysch (1664), and Anton Mauve (1838).