Peter Robert Keil (German, b. 1942)
Abstract Composition, 1959
Oil painting on paper
Signed to the lower left, lower right of backerboard and to the verso
Title and “Palma” inscribed to the lower edge 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.
- toning to the paper; accretion; abrasions to the backerboard; tears to the upper edge of paper; warping to paper; chips and scratches to the frame.
- measures frame; visible image measures 11.5" W x 15.25" H.