Peter Robert Keil (German, born 1942)
Smoker, late 20th century
Oil painting on panel
Signed to the lower right and verso
Titled 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.
- some accretion to surface; chips and other minor edge wear, most notable in corners.