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 19, 2010

Louis L'Amour by Fred Pfeiffer

 From the back of the 1980 Louis L'Amour calendar.

The photograph that this illustration was taken from appears on many L'Amour paperbacks.


Scotty Phillips said...

Really spectacular portrait work here. Fred had art muscle that he never even flexed. He was so damn good it blows my mind. Another one I would love to see in person.

Rob Weilert said...

I totally agree! A great portrait, and one that still reminds me of what I've staunchly believed for over 37 years, namely that Fred could've made far more money as a portrait painter. I told him that in '73 on the strength of how well he painted that picture of Mercedes, but he just laughed off the suggestion as though he either didn't believe he was good enough... or didn't believe the field of portraiture was lucrative enough.

Fred's painting style was the kind that lent itself so well to the art of portraiture. His choice of colors and talent at blending them so compatibly made him a natural for that type of art. I truly believe he would've succeeded in a big way as a portraitist.