Peter Keil Abstract Acrylic Portrait Painting, 1987
Peter Robert Keil (German, born 1942)
Untitled (abstract portrait), 1987
Acrylic painting on board
Signed and dated to the lower left
Includes certificate of authenticity
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.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- abrasions and scratches to the frame; scratches and paint chipping throughout the composition, notably to the upper right; board is loose from the frame; some dust and residue to the surface.
- measures the frame; sight measures 19.5" W x 23.5" H.