[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″ el_position=”first”][mk_image src=”http://counterpointcontemporary.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/appel-portfolio1.jpg” image_width=”575″ image_height=”420″ lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” caption_location=”inside-image” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ el_position=”last”][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”false” align=”left” margin_bottom=”10″ p_margin_bottom=”0″ width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last” title=”About Project”]Karel Appel was born in Amsterdam in 1921. Influenced early on by Picasso and Matisse, Appel made a great stir in his home country when he founded the Cobra avant-garde group, emphasizing expressive compositions inspired by folk and children’s art. Eventually he moved to France where he established himself as a foremost artist, with numerous solo exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]