Lot Details & Additional Photographs
To include a large reclining nude portrait, caesin on board, signed and dated "Neiser '55" at lower left; to also include a facial portrait, caesin and charcoal on board with applied paper lower section, likely a magazine or advertising illustration, signed at lower right; both matted and framed.
DOA 25.25 x 35.25 in. (the first), 23 x 18 5/8 in.By Descent of the Family
Don Neiser was a prolific and talented illustrator, working in New York from the 1940s to the 1970s. After high school, he was awarded a full scholarship to a Tennessee art school and then entered the prestigious Pratt Institute in New York. Neiser's work at Pratt caught the eye of Norman Rockwell, who asked Neiser to "teach me how to paint beautiful women."
Neiser provided illustrations for stories or covers of Good Housekeeping, Sports Illustrated, McCall's, Playboy and others. He illustrated advertising campaigns for Smirnoff, Revlon, and Avon. And Neiser provided cover illustrations for paperback books published by Bantam and Signet.
After moving to Florida in the mid-1970s, Neiser moved to Greensboro, North Carolina to be closer to family. But he never stopped painting.
The first with scattered spotting, surface grime, and few stable edge tears; the second in good overall condition.