Alice Neel: Women
New York: Rizzoli, 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. 8 3/4 X 11 1/4 Inches. 160 PP. Very Good / Near Fine. Item #6617
First printing with complete number line to the "1" on the copyright page. Original price of $45.00 on rear DJ panel. Profusely illustrated catalog and biographical study of Neel and her paintings of the female body over the course of her career. Light bump to top corner. Signed by previous owner, Myra Janco Daniels, on the front pastedown.
Myra Janco Daniels (1925-2022), founder and CEO of the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Myra was also 1965 Advertising Woman of the Year and wife of Draper Daniels, the adman who created “The Marlboro Man” and the basis for “Don Draper” on AMC’s Madmen TV show. At the age of 25, Myra started her own advertising business in Terre Haute, Indiana which was later purchased by Draper Daniels. She was a longtime collaborator of Draper’s and together the couple achieved amazing success in the world of advertising in the mid-20th Century. In retirement, Myra founded the Naples Philharmonic Center and created a world class art museum which she led for over 20 years. Giving a slight nod to Charles Lindbergh, the Pulitzer Prize-Winning author A. Scott Berg once dubbed Myra “The Spirit of Naples.”.