Peter Keil Portrait Oil Painting "Blue Picasso," 1965
Peter Robert Keil (German, born 1942)
Blue Picasso, 1965
Oil painting on board
Signed to lower left, to mat and to verso
Title, date and drawing to verso
Includes certificate of authenticity affixed 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.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- scattered craquelure and paint loss; toning and light scattered foxing; scattered marks and stains; debris under glass; loss to frame molding throughout; finish loss and accretion to frame.
- measures frame.