Peter Keil Abstract Portrait Acrylic Painting "Self", 1973
Peter Robert Keil (German, born 1942)
Acrylic painting on Masonite
Signed and dated to the lower left
Includes a certificate of authenticity to the verso
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.
- wear to edges of Masonite; surface wear present to painting; dust and accretions present to painting; minor warping to Masonite.