Peter Keil Abstract Portrait Mixed Media Painting
Peter Robert Keil (German, born 1942)
Untitled (abstract portrait)
Acrylic, pastel, graphite and collaged paper on paper
Signed to lower right
Includes certificate of authenticity affixed to the 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 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.
- toning, stains and some loose edges to collaged papers; areas of minor paint loss.