Lot 1275
Don Neiser (1918-2009), Night Bird
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
1970s, oil on heavy weave linen, with gallery tag on the back of stretcher and signed on the back of linen; depicts a dynamic bird in flight in the blue light of night; presented in an aluminum floater frame, included is a League of Women Voters fundraising card featuring the artwork.

DOA 48 1/4 in x 50 1/4 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.

Some creased areas and denting to canvas on recto, yellowing varnish; spotting and wear to frame, rusted frame screws.