Peter Keil Abstract Acrylic Portrait, 1998
Peter Robert Keil (Germany, born 1942)
Untitled (abstract portrait), 1998
Acrylic painting on paper
Signed and dated to upper right
Includes certificate of authenticity with facsimile signature
Influenced by German Expressionism and graffiti elements, Keil is known for his simplified abstractions of traditional art subjects. He studied under Otto Nagel at a young age and developed relationships with other renowned artists such as Joan Miró. As Keil abandoned realism and developed his signature style, he used more vibrant colors rapidly applied with large gestural brushstrokes resembling the abstract style of Picasso.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- minor staining throughout the composition; hair accretion to lower right; minor wear to frame; minor wear and abrasions to verso.
- measures frame; 11.0" W x 13.5" H.