Born: 25 April 1921; Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: 03 May 2006; Zürich, Switzerland
Active Years: 1946 - 2005
Field: painting, sculpture
Art Movement: Art Informel
School or Group: COBRA
Christiaan Karel Appel 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.