|Robert Keil was born in 1905 in Essen/Germany and died in the year 1989 in Vienna/Austria.
Based on his German Expressionism he created his own abstract language.
Surviving the social riots in the German "Ruhrgebiet" and Russian captivity he became a loner.
The power of his work was generated by the permanent fight between existence and God.
As an artist he was able to distinguish between the moment and eternity.
His prinicpal pieces of religious work which were all created without order were: "Der große Altar" and "Die Schöpfung".
The mediterrenean lightning conditions and the great influence of Tintoretto presented in his pieces of work are a result of extended trips, especially to Italy.
The examination of the nature was presented in his watercolor-cycles... "Erde" and "Wasser".
Further graphic creations made in this time were: ... the cycles "Genesis", "Fleur du mal", "Ordnung" and "Freude".
In his last creative period he was searching for Endlessness.
His prefered material in that time was clay and his favourite form was the circle.
His painted plates in an abstract way and each and every plate represented a microcosm.
Throughout his hole life Robert Keil always expressed himself literary as well. For examples in his distressing narration of his time in Russia (L. Bolzmann-Institut Graz - Univ.Prof. Dr. Karner).
Further detail you can find in his book.
On the 25 of July Robert Keil ist born in Kettwig-Ruhr/Germany
Lessons with P. Willibrord Verkade and Sepp Kneer
Studies in Vienna
New residence in Italy (Rome, Florence, Ischia)
Back in Vienna
Trip to Hungary
Drafted by the military service
Returning of Siberian captivity
Trips to Germany and Italy
Educational trip to Italy
Award of appreciation in Innsbruck (Graphics)
Exhibition in Essen/Germany (watercolor paintings and drawings)
Trips to Paris and The Netherlands
Trips to the south of France and to Spain
Collective exhibition in Vienna, Austria (Museum of applied Art)
Journey to Stockholm, Paris and the south of France
Collective exhibition in Essen, Germany (Folkwangmuseum)
Trip to France
Collective exhibition in the Maerklinhouse, Stuttgart/Germany
Exhibition at Baedecker's, Essen/Germany
Folder "Essen" orderd by the offices of Essen/Germany
Journey to Sicily
Trip to Istanbul
Exhibition Folkwangmuseum, Essen/Germany (drawings and prints)
Commemorative exhibition for Dr. Adele Kaindl, Künstlerhaus/Vienna
Trip to Paris
Trips to Belgium and The Netherlands
Awarding of "Professor"
Trips to Germany, Italy and The Netherlands
Journeys to Rome and Florence
Exhibition at the Joanneum, Graz/Austria (drawings and prints)
Exhibition "Konfrontationen 1972", Vienna
Exhibition at the "Belvedere", Vienna
Exhibition at the IKC, Vienna
March 9, Robert Keil dies in Vienna
AFTER HIS DEATH
Presentation of the book "Robert Keil - Das graphische Werk", Böhlau-Verlag
Retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, St. Pölten/Austria
Exhibition at the Museum of Vienna (Virgilchapel)
Exhibition at the Diocesanmuseum of Vienna
Exhibition at the Academy of Science and Art in Zagreb, Croatia (prints)