Peter Keil Watercolor and Ink Wash Painting "The Dog," 1975
Peter Robert Keil (German, born 1942)
The Dog, 1975
Watercolor and ink wash painting on paper
Signed and dated to the lower right
Includes a certificate of authenticity from the artist
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
- artwork is presented in an over-large frame, with large gaps visible between the edges of the sheet and frame; slight buckling to artwork; toning, foxing, acid burn, accretions, smudges, and small creases to painting and paper; accretions and loose debris scattered between painting, mount, and the covering of frame; chips and flaked loss to gold-toned paint and composite veneer of frame; abrasions, scratches, scuffs, and accretions to frame.
- measurements of frame; sheet measures 19.25" W x 27.0" H.