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Peter Keil

German, b. 1942

In the beginnings of his artistic career, Peter Keil's style was influenced by German Expressionism. In the paintings from his early Berlin years, he mainly focused on typical big city settings and characters on the fringes of society. However, his style changed visibly at the beginning of the 60s when he lived in Paris for a while and emerged in the city's nightlife.

Keil increasingly parted with his realistic approach and developed a new, much more spontaneous and dynamic painting style which he developed further during his years in London and finally during his time as one of the "Berliner Neue Wilden" at the beginning of the 80s. Since then, the use of intensive to lurid colors and the absence of realistic representation have become characteristic of his painting style.

In Keil's paintings, the color is applied with quick brushstrokes and occasionally with impasto techniques and the images are additionally abstracted by the use of graffiti elements. He prefers to paint human figures, portraits, big city scenes, landscapes and still-life images of flowers. His emotional way of painting is mainly driven by a desire for freedom from social constraints and conventions. In the past 50 years, Keil has created numerous large- and small-scale paintings in oil and mixed media on canvas but also some sculptures in wood and steel and a great number of majolicas.

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Painting by Peter Keil, C 1972, Black & White Art, Painted in Paris, The Lady
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
Large scale painting by Peter Keil, C 1972. Painted in Paris, "The Lady", on paper in an original wood frame. Peter Robert Keil was born to an artist blacksmith father whom he lost ...
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1970s German Modern Vintage Peter Keil

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Acrylic

Peter Keil Expressionist Oil Painting of a Spanish Woman
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
Abstract oil painting titled 'Spanish Woman', painted in 1978 by Peter Robert Keil in Palma. Signed and dated on the front and on the back. The piece is in great vintage condition an...
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1970s Spanish Expressionist Vintage Peter Keil

Original Peter Keil Framed Acrylic and Pen on Paper
By Peter Keil
Located in Wichita, KS
This painting is from signed artist Peter Keil and come framed in a black wood frame and new matte. These pieces are unusual and rare. I have another the same size that has pink and ...
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Peter Keil

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Paint, Paper

Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Modern Art, circa 1977, New Frame
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
Peter Robert Keil was born to an artist blacksmith father whom he lost very early in his childhood during the Second World War. During the end phase of the war, Keil's mother, also a...
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1970s German Modern Vintage Peter Keil

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Acrylic

Original Peter Keil Framed Acrylic and Pen on Paper
By Peter Keil
Located in Wichita, KS
This painting is from signed artist Peter Keil and come framed in a black wood frame and new matte. These pieces are unusual and rare. I have another the same size that has green and...
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Peter Keil

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Paint, Paper

Peter Keil Abstract Portraits, A Pair
By Peter Keil
Located in Bradenton, FL
This pair of bold modernist paintings were painted by German / American artist Peter Robert Keil (b. 1942). Keil was born in Züllichau / Pomerania and studied at the University of th...
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Late 20th Century American Bohemian Peter Keil

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Paint

  • Peter Keil Abstract Portraits, A Pair
  • Peter Keil Abstract Portraits, A Pair
  • Peter Keil Abstract Portraits, A Pair
  • Peter Keil Abstract Portraits, A Pair
H 30 in. W 24 in. D 1 in.
Peter Keil, a Masterwork, Quadriptych Portraits
By Peter Keil
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Peter Keil, a masterwork, Quadriptych Portraits German/ American Born 1942 Signed middle bottom right Oil on canvas 44.5"x 45" Framed 47" x 46.5".
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20th Century American Modern Peter Keil

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Canvas

Peter Robert Keil, 'Small Devil', Oil on Board, Signed
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
Peter Robert Keil (b 1942) "Small Devil" Dated 1983 Oil on board Signed lower right and to reverse Measures: Framed: 25” H x 21” W Sight: 24.5” H x 20.5” W An expressionist style oi...
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1980s German Expressionist Vintage Peter Keil

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