Peter Keil Abstract Acrylic Portrait, 2000
Peter Robert Keil (German, born 1942)
Untitled (abstract portrait), 2000
Acrylic painting on paper
Signed and dated to the lower left
Inscribed “Berlin” to the lower left
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.
- warping, creases, marks, smudges, and discoloration to the sheet; lifting of the sheet from the mat; toning and discoloration to the mat.
- measures mat; sheet measures 18.0" W x 24.0" H.