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Appel, Karel(Encyclopedia)Appel, Karel kä´rl äp´l [key], 1921–2006, Dutch painter. A member of CoBrA, the European group of the late 1940s to early 1950s allied with abstract expressionism, Appel reacted against the ...
Dujardin, Karel(Encyclopedia)Dujardin, Karel kär´l düzhärdN´ [key], 1622–78, Dutch painter and etcher. He studied with Berchem and in Italy. Dujardin was particularly successful in painting landscapes with figures and ...
apek, Karel(Encyclopedia)apek, Karel kä´rl chä´pk [key] 1890–1938, Czech playwright, novelist, and essayist. He is best known as the author of two brilliant satirical plays—R. U. R. (Rossum's Universal Robots, 1...
Mácha, Karel Hynek(Encyclopedia)Mácha, Karel Hynek kä´rel h´nk mä´khä [key], 1810–36, Czech romantic poet. After studying law at the Univ. of Prague he became a civil servant. He published a number of promising poems an...
Mander, Karel van(Encyclopedia)Mander, Karel van kä´rl vän män´dr [key], 1548–1606, Flemish painter and humanist. He wrote plays on biblical themes and translated from the classics. He is known primarily for his biograph...
Woestijne, Karel van de(Encyclopedia)Woestijne, Karel van de kä´rl vän d voo´stn [key], 1878–1929, Flemish symbolist poet and novelist. He also had some reputation as a painter. He worked for a time as journalist and from...
apek, Josef(Encyclopedia)apek, Josef yô´sfchä´pk [key], 1887–1945, Czech writer and painter. He collaborated with his brother Karel on a number of plays and short stories. On his own he wrote the utopian play Land...
Deyssel, Lodewijk van(Encyclopedia)Deyssel, Lodewijk van l´dvk vän d´sl [key], pseud. of Karel Joan Lodewijk Alberdingk Thijm, 1864–1952, Dutch novelist, critic, and essayist. He was editor of De Nieuwe Gids [the new gui...
robot(Encyclopedia)robot or automatonôtäm´tän [key] mechanical device designed to perform the work generally done by a human being. The Czech dramatist Karel apek popularized the expression [Czech,=compulsory ...
Krama, Charles(Encyclopedia)Krama, Charles or Karel kä´rl krä´märsh [key], 1860–1937, Czechoslovakian political leader. Elected (1891) to the Austrian parliament, Krama soon became leader of the liberal nationalist ...
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