Lot 1301
Don Neiser (1918-2009), Abstract Landscape with Distant Palms
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Mixed-media drawing with elements of casein on thick card, signed to the matting, matted and framed under glass.

DOA 20.25 x 24.25 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.

Good overall condition; few small spots and some light frame wear; not examined out of frame.