Maher Collection of Modern Art – Karel Appel

Karel Appel, Deux Amies, 1971

Karel Appel
(Dutch, 1921–2006)
Deux Amies, 1971
Acrylic on canvas
16 3/4″ x 22 1/4″
UWM Art Collection, 2011.001
Gift of Thomas and Virginia Maher

Evident in this painting is Karel Appel’s love of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. A member of the CoBrA group (from:Copenhagen, Bruxelles, Amsterdam), Appel explored a child-like, colorful and automatic oeuvre.