The Affable Curmudgeon (SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY)
Orleans, MA: Parnassus Imprints, 1987. First Edition. Original wraps. 6 X 9 Inches. 227 PP. Near Fine. Item #6653
Signed and inscribed to Myra Janco Daniels on the half title-page. Vickrey specialized in the "egg tempura" medium and is probably best known for his work for TIME magazine in the 60's. His portrait of J.D. Salinger (1961 TIME Magazine Cover) is one of the most recognized covers in the history of the magazine. His work is held by a large number of institutions including the Metropolitan Museum and Art and The Whitney. Vickrey's work was exhibited annually at Daniels' Naples Museum of Art.
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.”.