Peter Keil (1942 - Present) Acrylic, Collage on Canvas. Measure 24"in H x 20"in W and 30"in H x 26"in W with frame Peter Robert Keil was born in August 1942 in Zullichau I Pommern (now Poland). His father was killed in the early years of World War II. After the death of his father on the Eastern Front, mother and son set out to make their way through the chaos of battered Germany to West Berlin. There he grew up in the neighborhood of grey blocks of houses, the typical backyards and the trees of the park nearby. There the young Keil attended school with singer and actress Conny Froboess and film star Horst Buchholz.