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Striking 1950s Watercolor of a Woman by Leroy Neiman; Signed and Dated



Exceptionally nice original watercolor by Leroy Neiman. Beautifully rendered woman peering around the side of a doorway. The cream, heavy textured paper stock perfectly sets off the muted palette - browns, charcoal and black. This, in turn, is the perfect foil for the hot pink slash of fabric that is cinched around her waist. Some accents in black crayon, and signed and dated in the same. Created during the years that Neiman was teaching both figure drawing and fashion drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. At this same time, he was contributing work to the newly created Playboy Magazine - he had met Hugh Hefner when the two were working in the advertising department at Carson Pirie Scott. Nice early piece from this very talented artist. Recently matted and framed. We have not examined this out of the frame, so not sure if it is mounted to a backing material or not. No visible condition issues. The spotting in the photos are reflections on the glass. The frame measures 18.75" x 38.5", and the visible artwork is 9" x 28.5".


  • Creator
    LeRoy Neiman (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.5 in. (72.39 cm)Width: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    No visible issues - has not been examined out of frame. Non-smoking estate.
  • Seller Location
    Geneva, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: S1stDibs: LU2931313892891

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    US$110 Standard Parcel Shipping
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    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Aurora, IL
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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