Add this beautiful signed original nude oil on canvas painting by Playboy and celebrity commissioned artist Leo Jansen to your home or collection. 18" x 24" and 26" x 32" framed.Jansen's signature is in 3 places on the painting; on the front right bottom corner, as well as a thumb print with signature, and stamped signature on the back of painting. Date 1979 on the back of painting. Possible series collection #54321 J-80. The painting and frame overall are in very good condition. 2 small holes in frame which can be repaired easily.
Artist Bio: 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 "Signed Original Leo Jansen Nude Oil Painting Vintage 1970's Plaboy Artist" is in sale since Thursday, August 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "alistreasures" and is located in Seymour, Connecticut.
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