Lot 1296
Don Neiser (1918-2009), Two Portrait Drawings in Blue and Purple Palettes
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Chalk on paper, each pencil signed, the larger also signed and dated '73 to frame verso, both matted and framed.

DOA 28.5 x 22.5 in. (the first), 22 x 18/25 in. (the second)

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.

One with some cockling and few edge stains; light frame wear; not examined out of frame.