Peter Robert Keil (German, b. 1942)
Abstrakte Komposition, 1959
Oil and graphite on paper
Signed to the lower and to the verso
“Palma” inscribed to the lower right and to the verso
Certificate of authenticity 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.
- to fair; tear to the center of image; toning and foxing to paper; smudging to backerboard; accretion; surface wear to acrylic glass; surface wear and chips to frame.
- measures frame; visible image measures 11.5" W x 15.25" H.