Lot Details & Additional Photographs
1976, casein on board, signed and presented in oval mat and metal frame; artwork was used on the front page of the Florida Odyssey 76 Newspaper; also included is the front page newspaper ad and a photo self portrait of the artist that was thought to be used as reference for Jefferson.
DOA 26 5/8 x 23 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 scuffs to mat, but artwork itself appears in good condition; wear to frame, not examined out of the frame.