Peter Keil Abstract Acrylic Portrait
Peter Robert Keil (German, born 1942)
Untitled (abstract portrait), late 20th century
Acrylic painting on board
Signed to the lower right
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.
- staining and abrasions throughout the composition; wear to edges of board; wear to verso.