Lot Details & Additional Photographs
1970s, graphite and casein on board, fashion illustrations for community shopping centers in the Cocoa Beach area; two smaller pieces are signed, tallest not examined out of the frame.
DOA 32.25 x 18.25 in (tallest)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.
Foxing, tape residue and adhesive remnants are visible on front surfaces. Framed artwork shows some water staining on mat that has encroached on to the artwork surface, wear to frame.