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Peter Keil Paintings

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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Creator: Peter Keil
Painting by Peter Keil, Black & White Art, Painted in Paris, C 1972, 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 Paintings

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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 Paintings

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Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Modern Art, Black and White Art, C 1964
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 an...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Acrylic

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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Painting by Peter Keil, C 1984, Acrylic on Board
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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1980s German Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Painting by Peter Keil, Modern Art, C 1975, Acrylic on Board
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 Paintings

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Painting by Peter Keil, C 1975, Modern Style, Acrylic on Board
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 Paintings

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Painting by Peter Keil, C 1984, Modern Style, Acrylic on Board, Signed
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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1980s German Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Painting by Peter Keil, C 1988
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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1980s German Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Painting by Peter Keil, C 1972
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 Paintings

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Painting by Peter Keil, C 1979, Framed, Black & White, "Lady with a Hat"
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 Paintings

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Large Peter Keil Modern Abstract Expressionist Oil Paintings, a Pair
By Peter Keil
Located in Bradenton, FL
Peter Keil is a German artist that focuses primarily on abstract expressionism. Keil painted with some of the greats including Joan Miró, Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso, to name a few...
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Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Modern Art, Painted in Paris, On Paper, 1975
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 Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Art, Painted in Paris, On Paper, C 1975
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 Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Painting by Peter Keil, "the Lady", Black & White, Acrylic, Wood Frame, C 1987
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
Painting by Peter Keil, C 1987. Acrylic on Paper, matted and framed with a black and gold wood frame. The art work is called "The Lady". Peter Robert Keil was born to an artist blac...
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1980s German Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Modern Art, on Paper, 1959, Painted in Paris
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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1950s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Peter Keil Abstract Portrait
By Peter Keil
Located in Bradenton, FL
This bold modernist painting was painted by German / American artist Peter Robert Keil (b. 1942). Kiel was born in Züllichau / Pomerania and studied at the University of the Arts, Be...
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20th Century American Modern Peter Keil Paintings

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Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Modern Art, Painted in Paris, on Paper, 1967
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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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Acrylic

Painting by Peter Keil, Modern, C 1984, Acrylic on Board, No Frame, Signed
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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1980s German Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Acrylic

Painting by Peter Keil, Modern Art, C 1975, Acrylic on Board
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 Paintings

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Acrylic

Painting by Peter Keil, Painted in Palma, Spain, Acrylic on News Paper, C 1959
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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1950s German Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Acrylic

Painting by Peter Keil, C 1976, Framed in Silver Frame, Acrylic on Paper
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 Paintings

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Acrylic

Painting by Peter Keil, C 1959, "A Man, The Lion Face", Framed, Acrylic on Paper
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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1950s German Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Acrylic

Painting by Peter Keil, "The Lady", Fall Colors, Acrylic, Framed, C 1987
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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1980s German Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Acrylic

Painting by Peter Keil, Acrylic on News Paper, Painted in Palma, Spain, C 1959
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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1950s German Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Acrylic

Painting by Peter Keil, C 1959, Face with Fashion Lady in the Back Ground
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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1950s German Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Acrylic

Painting by Peter Keil, New Wood Silver Frame with Linen Mating, Acrylic, C 1962
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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1960s German Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Painting by Peter Keil, C 1975, New Frame with Linen Matting, Signed, on Paper
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 Paintings

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Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Modern Art, "Abstract Face", C 1959
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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Peter Keil “The Horse” Abstract Expressionist Portrait Oil Painting
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
Abstract expressionist portrait oil on board painting titled 'The Horse', created in 1975 by Peter Robert Keil in his studio in Berlin. Dated and signed by the artist in the lower ce...
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1970s German Expressionist Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Peter Kiel Abstract Painting on Board
By Peter Keil
Located in Bradenton, FL
Large abstract Peter Kiel painting on board. Vivid multi colors of burgundy, yellow, blue. Artist signature. Unframed.
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Late 20th Century Modern Peter Keil Paintings

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Peter Keil Expressionist Oil Portrait Painting, Framed
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
Abstract Expressionist colorful oil portrait painting by Peter Robert Keil. The painting was executed in Berlin and is signed on the front. The piece is in great vintage condition wi...
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20th Century German Expressionist Peter Keil Paintings

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Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Modern Art, 1959, "Fashion Show"
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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1950s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Art, 1959, "Fashion Show", Acrylic on Paper
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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1950s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Painting by Peter Keil
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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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Acrylic

Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Art, 1964
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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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Acrylic

Painting by Peter Keil, Mid-Century Modern Art, 1972, Painted in Paris, on Paper
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 Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Acrylic

Peter Keil Modern Abstract Expressionist Portrait Oil Painting
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
Abstract expressionist framed oil on board portrait painting in the style of a multicolored stained glass window, created in 1975 by Peter Robert Keil in his studio in Palma. Dated a...
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1970s Spanish Expressionist Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Peter Keil "Dreaming Woman" Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
Abstract expressionist framed oil on paper portrait painting titled "Dreaming Woman", created in 1972 by Peter Robert Keil in his studio in Paris, France. Signed and dated on the fro...
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1970s French Expressionist Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Peter Keil Modern Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
Modern abstract Expressionist oil on board painting, created in 1972 by Peter Robert Keil in his studio in Palma. Dated and signed by the artist in the lower center as well as titled...
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1970s Spanish Expressionist Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Peter Keil “Sophia Loren” Portrait Oil Painting
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
Abstract expressionist framed oil on board portrait painting titled "Sophia Loren", created in 1973 by Peter Robert Keil in his studio in Palma. Dated and signed by the artist in the...
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1970s Spanish Expressionist Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Peter Keil Abstract Painting on Board
By Peter Keil
Located in Bradenton, FL
Peter Keil abstract painting on board, unframed. Signed on front by artist, along with ‘'Berlin '75’. Bright orange, green, blue and pink colors. On back signed by artist, "Downtown ...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Peter Keil Paintings

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Peter Keil Abstract Painting on Canvas
By Peter Keil
Located in Bradenton, FL
Large abstract Peter Keil oil painting on Canvas. Partially painted over comic strips. Vibrant multi colors of orange, red, green and blues. Written on back is "Andy Warhol and Frien...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Peter Keil Paintings

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Large Peter Robert Keil Modernist Mixed Media Painting
By Peter Keil
Located in Bradenton, FL
This bold modernist mixed media painting was painted by German / American artist Peter Robert Keil (b. 1942). Kiel was born in Züllichau / Pomerania and studied at the University of ...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Peter Keil Paintings

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Peter Keil Abstract Painting, Framed
By Peter Keil
Located in Bradenton, FL
Peter Keil abstract painting with vibrant colors of red, yellow, and blue. Framed and signed by artist. Certificate of Authenticity included.
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Peter Keil Expressionist Framed Oil Painting 'The Polish Dancers from Krakau'
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
A colorful expressionist framed oil painting titled 'The Polish Dancers from Krakau' painted by Peter Robert Keil. The piece was created in 1983 in Warsaw and signed on the front and...
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Peter Keil "the Blue Period" Expressionist Oil Portrait Painting
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
Expressionist abstract oil on canvas portrait painting titled "The Blue Period", created in 1973 by Peter Robert Keil in his studio in Paris. Signed and dated on the front and on the...
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1970s French Expressionist Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Peter Keil, "Mephisto", Oil on Poster Board, Signed
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
Peter Robert Keil (b 1942). "Mephisto". Dated 1974. Oil on poster board. Signed lower right and to reverse. Measures: Framed: 41.5” H x 33.5” W x 1” D. Sight: 36.5” H...
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1970s French Expressionist Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

Peter Keil Signed Expressionist Oil Painting 'Lady from New York'
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
A framed and signed abstract expressionist oil painting depicting a 'Lady from New York'. Painted by Peter Keil in 1967 in his Paris Studio. The painting is in great vintage condition.
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1960s French Expressionist Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

Peter Keil Expressionist Portrait Oil Painting of Pablo Picasso
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
Expressionist framed oil portrait painting titled 'Portrait of My Friend Pablo Picasso', painted in 1972 by Peter Robert Keil in Palma. Signed and dated on the front and on the back....
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Peter Keil Expressionist Portrait Painting of The Beatles In Hamburg
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
Expressionist abstract oil on canvas portrait painting depicting The Beatles in Hamburg, Germany and created by Peter Robert Keil in his studio in Berlin. Signed and marked with loca...
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Mid-20th Century German Expressionist Peter Keil Paintings

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Peter Keil Abstract Painting of a Face
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
An abstract framed neo-expressionist portrait painting titled 'News', painted by Peter Robert Keil. Oil on board, painted in 1969 in the artist's Berlin Studio. In great vintage cond...
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Peter Keil Expressionist Abstract Face Oil Painting
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
A framed expressionist oil portrait, titled on the back and signed, made by Peter Robert Keil (b. 1942) in 1959 in his Palma studio. The piece is from the artists personal collection...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Expressionist Peter Keil Paintings

Peter Keil Expressionist Oil on Canvas Portrait 'Abstract Face'
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
A framed expressionist oil portrait titled 'Abstract Face', made by Peter Robert Keil (b. 1942) in 1969. The piece is from the artists personal collection. In good vintage condition.
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1960s Spanish Expressionist Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

Peter Keil Abstract Portrait
By Peter Keil
Located in Bradenton, FL
This bold modernist painting was painted by German / American artist Peter Robert Keil (b. 1942). Kiel was born in Züllichau / Pomerania and studied at the University of the Arts, Be...
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20th Century American Modern Peter Keil Paintings

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Peter Keil Abstract Expressionist Face Portrait 'Matador'
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
A framed abstract style acrylic portrait titled 'Matador', made by Peter Robert Keil (b. 1942) in 1957, in his Palma studio. The piece comes with a “Certificate of Authenticity” from...
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Peter Keil Modern Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting
By Peter Keil
Located in New York, NY
Modern abstract expressionist framed oil on canvas painting created in 1973 by Peter Robert Keil in his studio in Palma. Dated and signed by the artist in the upper left corner as we...
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1970s Spanish Expressionist Vintage Peter Keil Paintings

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Peter Keil Abstract Portrait
By Peter Keil
Located in Bradenton, FL
Pop Art influenced abstract portrait of a young boy by Berlin artist Peter Keil. The artist is known for expressionistic works using vivid colors and absence of realism. His works fr...
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The paintings of Peter Keil are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are often made of fabric and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Peter Keil paintings there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock of 53 vintage editions of these items, there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original paintings by Peter Keil were created in Europe during the 20th century in the modern style. Many customers also consider paintings by and r. Prices for Peter Keil paintings can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,100 and tops out at $4,500, while pieces like these can sell for $2,800 on average.

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