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, October 18, 2010

Fred Pfeiffer : the Winter of Our Discontent - 1975

by John Steinbeck
Fred does the cover work for a classic.
Steinbeck's last novel.
the little town is rendered well
the girl looks like trouble and Ethan looks like Fred.

4 comments:

Scotty Phillips said...

This cover is so bright I gotta wear shades...

I bet this was the hottest cover on the rack that week.

Courtney Rogers said...

When I found this book, I thought the man was definitely Steve Holland.

It was a Pfeiffer cover to me, no doubt at all.

After scanning the cover and blowing it up, I spoted the Pfeiffer signature all the way to the left under the dark part of the landscape. It looks like it was half erased.

Glad to see Fred's work on a classic and a classic author. There are several versions of this Bantam book and they all have different covers. Len Leone said that Bantam liked to put out new covers on re-releases to "freshen them up."

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see so many people who love Fred's work. I do too, and approximately 7 years ago, I was able to purchase the ORIGINAL oil painting from which the book covers for The winter of Our Discontent were printed. I found it in a huge liquidation we purchased from a publishing house in New York. It is beautiful and as vibrant as it looks as a cover (only without the title).
Judy

Anonymous said...

Judy- It would be fantastic if you would send a picture of your original painting.

Courtney Rogers
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