Beautiful signed original oil on canvas painting by Playboy and celebrity commissioned artist, Leo Jansen. My pictures don't do it justice.
24 h x 18 w inches and 32 h x 26 w framed. Artist's signature is in 3 places on the painting; on the front, right bottom corner, and a thumb print w/signature, along with another stamped signature on the back of painting. Former collectors name with date 1979 on the back, Aaron Brothers art framing. 2 small holes, which can be repaired pretty easily in top and bottom frame.
No professional cleaning has been done, I lowered the original asking price to compensate for this. Leo Jansen(1930 - 1980) Dutch artist known for his portraits. Born in the Netherlands, moved to the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia) when he was ten. There in the tropics, he began his craft by sketching bronze-skinned Indonesian girls for leisure.
Like most continental artists, he gravitated first to Paris and quickly established himself as a portraitist of considerable talent. In 1962, he arrived in New York. Because of the softness and light he infused his portraits, he was chosen by several companies to do commemorative plates. Jansen is, perhaps, best known throughout the United States and Europe for his mother's day plates and puppies plate series.Many of the rich and famous such as Raquel Welch, William Holden, Donald Sutherland, Stephanie Powers, and the LA Times Hearst family. In addition, he also gained fame for his portraiture of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. His Beatles portraits are among the more collectible memorabilia by fans. But despite his national reputation as a portrait artist, he refused many of those demand and resumed his childhood love affair of painting nudes. He then moved to Southern California. For eighteen years, he was commissioned by Playboy Magazine to paint the playmate of the month.
In his first six years, he was the artist chosen to paint 58 of the 72 portraits. His works hang in the Hugh Hefner's Playboy corporate headquarters and in the mansion. Ranked among the nation's best interpretive artist of nudes, Jansen's canvases hang in collection of a wide range of notables from Jean-Claude Pascal to the late Judy Garland.The item "Leo Jansen Signed Vintage Original Boudoir Art Nude Woman Portrait Oil 24x18" is in sale since Saturday, February 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "amberf821" and is located in El Cerrito, California. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe.