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

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fred Pfeiffer Doc Savage Quest of the Spider 1972

by Kenneth Robeson (Lester Dent) 1933/1972

4 comments:

Fred Pfeiffer Artist said...

The Pfeiffer signature is barely legible and is located under the hanging shirt off of Doc's right arm.

Pfeiffer's 1st Doc is less than impressive mainly because of the black and boring back ground. His Doc figure looks pretty nice, though.

Courtney

Gordon West said...

I want to know what kind of time he had to do this, did he get a picture of a Steve Holland pose that was already in the can. It does look like the polyester shirt that Fred was said to have used for his Holland photo shoots.

If corporate folks at Bantam worked like the corporate folks I have worked for in the past he got the gig and they needed it yesterday.

I do love the Doc Figure here. Docs face is well done and he looks like he could be a bit younger than the Bama Doc.

Maybe some spider webs would have been cool like Doc just walked through some.

weilertrobert said...

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the background void was due to time constraints. Fred himself told me back in the early 70's that many illustrators preferred doing part of the background before finishing the main subject of the painting, but that he learned from experience to ALWAYS leave the background until the last because of deadlines. It was simply a whole lot easier to get by with unfinished backgrounds rather than unfinished subject matter.

Gordon West said...

That makes great sense. That is pure gold, Robert thanks for the comment.

Scotty