Peter Keil (United States/Germany, born 1942)
Untitled (still life), 1975
Oil painting on masonite
Signed to 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 Miro. 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.
- scattered paint loss, most notably to center of left side and upper right; scattered craquelure with areas of lift; scattered accretion; wear to board edges; slight warp to board.