Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Sunday, September 7, 2014
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Thursday, September 4, 2014
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Pic is from IMDB.com.
Posted by Fred Pfeiffer Artist at 10:01 AM
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Rob had provided Pfeiffer photos, artwork, and extremely insightful and important commentary to this blog. His dream was to have a book on fred Pfeiffer's art published so he would not be forgotten.
This is a HUGE personal loss for us here at the Pfiles. Hopefully we had/have established part of Rob's dream about his cousin by posting Pfeiffer artwork on the web to illustarte his true genius and to ensure that he is not forgotten.
RIP Rob, and say hello to Fred for us.
Posted by Fred Pfeiffer Artist at 9:15 AM
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Hi Judy. Thanks for your recent comment on the blog. It would be fantastic if you could send a nice pic of your original art so we can post it here. Look forward to hearing from you. Courtney Rogers Glendale, AZ email@example.com
Posted by Fred Pfeiffer Artist at 8:04 AM
Purple Pfeiffer again on a very early piece. Fun cover. This is really a good one in that in his early career here he was showing some chops. This cover is interesting to me in the way the subjects are posed and what Fred left out and One Foot On The Floor!
Posted by Fred Pfeiffer Artist at 5:54 AM
Monday, July 28, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Friday, May 23, 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Courtney Rogers Glendale, AZ
Posted by Fred Pfeiffer Artist at 1:56 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014
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.
Posted by Fred Pfeiffer Artist at 4:10 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014
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.
Posted by Fred Pfeiffer Artist at 2:31 PM
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.
Posted by Fred Pfeiffer Artist at 7:53 AM
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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.
Posted by Fred Pfeiffer Artist at 8:23 AM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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Friday, January 31, 2014
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.
Posted by Fred Pfeiffer Artist at 8:12 AM
Monday, January 27, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
Here is a hardcover book with another nice illustration by Fred. The publication year is 1975.
Notice the back flap of the dust jacket mentions both Len Leone and Fred Pfeiffer. Nice!
Posted by Fred Pfeiffer Artist at 7:42 AM
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
This 1972 Bantam paperback features complicated artwork that is unmistakenly by Fred Pfeiffer. There is alot going on in this illustration.
Too bad is wasn't much larger.
Author Doris Lessing just passed away recently.
Posted by Fred Pfeiffer Artist at 1:01 PM
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Here is a very satisfying cover (naturally!) by Mr. Pfeiffer. This is a Pyramid paperback published in July 1969. The model used was named Laura and a somewhat similar photo pose of her is shown. The beauty of these Pyramid editions is that they announce the cover artist on the back cover, regardless of whether they spell the name correctly or not!
Lots of color on this cover and an interesting design using the woman's dress. The double entendre of the title is amusing also.
Posted by Fred Pfeiffer Artist at 7:48 AM
Friday, November 8, 2013
Fred Pfeiffer's Bantam cover art for the Doc Savage story The Mystery On the Snow appeared on this Danish book. It was published in 1974 and was book #12 in a series of 16.
Posted by Fred Pfeiffer Artist at 7:54 AM
Thursday, October 31, 2013
This looks like an early Pfeiffer cover to me. He did some work for MacFadden-Bartell books in the late 60's. This is a nice scan but I have not located a signature, nor do I have a copy of the book to see if it names the artist. There are the purple and orange colors that figure prominently in his early work.
Posted by Fred Pfeiffer Artist at 1:17 PM
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Here is the final Pfeiffer art to grace a German Doc Savage paperback. This is German Doc # 86 printed in August 1979. It is the original art from the Bantam paperback but printed backwards.
Posted by Fred Pfeiffer Artist at 8:08 AM
Monday, August 19, 2013
Published by Pabel Books Germany in June 1979. This is German Doc Savage #85 and uses the Pfeiffer art from the Bantam book of the same name.
Posted by Fred Pfeiffer Artist at 11:04 AM