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

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fred Pfeiffer : the Breaking Point - Spotlight


Courtney Rogers said...

Fred's earlier work on the Daphne Du Maurier books for Pocket took place in 1970 and 1971.

Then the cover design was revamped in 1972 and he did at least two covers for this style. I have not found any more of them.

I always thought that was Steve Holland.

There is a very bold Pfeiffer signature right beneath the girl's dress.

Rob Weilert said...

I had this book in my collection, because I remember that quilted design on the lower part of the girl's dress standing out so prominently.

If my memory cells are working properly, the man in the background looks very much like the same man who...I think...appears on the cover of another Pfeiffer paperback that features an old spooky-looking mansion atop a hill in the background. It might be My Cousin Rachel, a paperback that hasn't yet been posted on The Pfeiffer Pfiles.

This is a good example of the technique that Fred said was just a time-saver: painting much of the picture in shades of one color, but I think it looks beautiful as used here. No wonder he was able to get away with it so often. It works! It results in a very appealing piece of art, no question about it.