Peter Keil Abstract Portrait Acrylic Painting "Blue Boy"
Peter Robert Keil (German, born 1942)
Blue Boy, late 20th century
Acrylic painting on canvas
Signed to the lower left
Attribute information inscribed on 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.
- abrasions to the canvas edges; some stains present.