the Pfeiffer Pfiles Presents....the Art Work of Artist Fred Pfeiffer

Fred Pfeiffer was an American Artist
He worked as an Illustrator out of N.Y.N.Y. and
L.A. CA. in the late 60's thru the 70's and into the 80's

Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy Birthday, Fred!

Happy Birthday to Fred Pfeiffer. He would have been 74 today.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Thank You Dean H. For Comments

Hi Dean- Thanks for your great comments of Pfeiffer's Doc Savage work. I have always loved his art on Doc and have been mystified why other Doc fans hated it so much. I think my interest in Pfeiffer has made other friends and Doc fans take a second look and re-consider their feelings. Feel free to email at any time cmr007@netzero.net Courtney Rogers Glendale, AZ

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Fred Pfeiffer: Illustrators 16






Here is the Society of Illustrators 16th annual hardcover book showcasing the annual national exhibition from Februay 14 through April 19th 1974 in NYC.

As shown above, Fred had 3 pieces in the exhibition. Too bad the pictures were not in color as they deserve to be.

Thanks to Stan Shaw who let me know that Pfeiffer appeared in Illustrators 15, 16 and 19.

Shown is Pfeiffer's address at the time.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Fred Pfeiffer: Run For the Trees 1976



This Bantam cover features a big and bold Pfeiffer signature.

I always thought that the back illustration did not resemble Pfeiffer's work. Then one day I found a previous printing of this book and that illustration was the front cover of the book!

So the back cover shown here is not a Pfeiffer, as suspected!

This is the first instance that I am aware of where the front cover of a book was featured on the back cover of a subsequent printing.

Fred Pfeiffer: The Hot and Copper Sky 1973



I found this book in St. Petersburg, FL while visiting a used bookstore with pals Scotty Phillips and Billy Lampkin.

The darkened eyes of the faces drew me to suspect this might be a Pfeiffer. I was upheld in my suspicions when I scanned the book and found the signature underneath the tape at the bottom right corner.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fred Pfeiffer: Crowned Heads


This book states on the back cover top right corner: "Painting by Fred Pfeiffer". Gotta love that!

The Fawcett book mentions the hardcover printing of 1976, but does not state when the paperback was printed. My guess is the late 70's/early 80's.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fred Pfeiffer - Nightrunners of Bengal 1969


Another great cover by Pfeiffer. Part of the John Master's series of books from Ballantine in 1969.

The Pfeiffer signature is faintly seen along the soldier's boot. You can almost smell the smoke on this one.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Fred Pfeiffer - The King's General 1970


This is one of 9 known covers that Pfeiffer did for Daphne DuMaurier novels with Pocket Books.

The Pfeiffer signature is located on the right, along the man's cape just above the tree.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Fred Pfeiffer - Ringside Jezebel 1969


Have not located a signature on this, but it is in Pfeiffer's early style. Published 1969 by Macfadden books.

There is fighter Steve Holland, taking a stool.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Fred Pfeiffer - Tisha


No Pfeiffer signature located on this cover, but the style would say it is his work. A Bantam paperback from 1977.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fred Pfeiffer - Critical List


This 1978 Bantam shows no signature, but it is in the unmistakenable Pfeiffer style.

Lots of color in this one.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Fred Pfeiffer - The Dirty Dozen 1982


The artwork on this cover is a re-use from the 1972 Bantam paperback called "Downfall".

The art has been enlarged and it wraps around to the back of the book.

This paperback was found in the famous Powell's Bookstore in Portland, Oregon last year.

Fred Pfeiffer - Downfall 1972


Here is a another great Bantam cover by Mr. Pfeiffer.

This art will be re-used in 1982 by Bantam on a re-issue of "The Dirty Dozen".

This paperback was found in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Fred Pfeiffer : Geisha - 1969

by Stephen & Ethal Longstreet

Epic,  early, Pfeiffer cover.
Fred and a Doc Savage type fellow.
nice wrap around.