Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Casein on board, the first signed twice and dated '74, one matted and framed (not under glass), the second unframed and mounted to board.
DOA 22.5 x 27.5 in. (the first), 20.5 x 25.75 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.
Some surface grime; minor light abrasions to the first; the second with few edge nicks/spots of skinning; some wear to mounts and framing.