Peter Robert Keil (German; born 1942)
Pablo Picasso in Montmartre, 1972
Oil painting on offset lithograph board
Signed to lower right
Title, artist and date inscribed to verso
Certificate of authenticity affixed to 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 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.
- warping to ground; yellowing to varnish; marks and wear to frame.
- measures frame; sight measures 15.5″ × 19.5″.