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Rocking in a Boat
  • Artist Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921 - 2006)
  • TitleRocking in a Boat
  • Dating 1964
  • Technique/MaterialOil on canvas
  • Dimensions89 x 116 cm
  • AcquisitionPurchase, 1965
  • CategoryOil painting
  • Inventory NumberGKM 1735
  • Rights and ReproductionKarel Appel/BUS 2015©
  • Display StatusNot shown in the museum
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The Dutch painter, sculptor and poet Karel Appel is a prominent figure in art informel. Appel was born in Amsterdam and studiedat the Rijksakademie in his hometown during the fifties. He was one of the founders of the international avant-garde movement Cobra 1948. After moving to Paris in 1950, Appel had his international breakthrough. His expressive paintings in intense colours often contain figures reminiscent of children’s drawings.