Peter Robert Keil (German, b. 1942)
Graphite and oil on repurposed paper dated 1886 to the upper right corner
Signed to the lower left and to the verso
Title and date inscribed to the verso
Informational label 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 and staining to paper; creasing to paper; foxing and accretion; tears and perforations to upper edge of paper; nicks dents and finish loss to frame.
- measures frame; visible image measures 11.5" W x 15.25" H.