Lot 1300
Don Neiser (1918-2009), Two Female Portraits
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
To include a painting on silk laid down to board, signed upper right and to verso, unframed; to also include a mechanical reproduction print of a seated woman, signed and dated '75 in ink at upper right, to include two preparatory black-and-white photographs of the seated model, matted and framed, not under glass.

DOA 27.75 x 23.25 in. (the first); 19 x 14.25 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.

Some slight fading and light edge wear to the first; small puncture upper edge. The second with general light wear, including sheet waviness, several light surface abrasions, and some frame wear.