Peter Robert Keil (German; born 1942)
Untitled (portrait), mid 20th century
Oil painting on newspaper from 1919
Labels and 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.
- toning and slight warping to newspaper ground; scratches and accretion to acrylic glazing and frame; peeling tape to verso.
- measures frame; sheet measures 19.75" W x 25.5" H.