Peter Keil Abstract Mixed Media Portrait, 1965
Peter Robert Keil (German, born 1942)
Untitled (abstract portrait), 1965
Acrylic and watercolor painting on paperboard
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.
- minor toning to board; minor brush accretions dried in paint to lower margin; minor wear to board.