Peter Keil Abstract Mixed Media Portrait, 1959
Peter Robert Keil (German, born 1942)
Untitled (abstract portrait), 1959
Acrylic and pastel painting on paper
Signed and dated 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 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
- minor toning to sheet; minor punctures to upper right; tears to right edge; puncture to lower right of sheet; tears and loss to paper mat; minor abrasions to glaze; wear, abrasions and staining to frame; minor wear to verso.
- measures frame; sheet measures 15.0" W x 18.0" H.