"True Colors, Paperback Cover"   Lot no. 3017

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By Ron Lesser

9.50" x 14.75"
Oil on Board
Signed Lower Right



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Cover of "True Colors" by Susan Kyle, Warner Books

Book Synopsis

Meredith Ashe returned to Billings, Montana, a great deal wiser and much richer than the scared, pregnant teenager she had been six years before. She was now 'Kip' Tennison, the sophisticated savvy widow of millionaire Henry Tennison and heir to his multi-national corporation. Meredith intended to keep her past--and her future plans--a secret. Cy Harden, the man who had taught her passion but left her without love, was never to know that they had had a child. Nor was he to know that Meredith was buying out his company until it was too late. What Meredith couldn't predict was the way she'd fall for Cy all over again. And how she would discover the true colors of vengeance--and love...

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While growing up, Ron Lesser was recognized for his artistic potential. He was admitted into New York's High School of Music and Art and later the Pratt Institute of Art and the Art Students League, studying under the influential teacher, Frank J. Reilly.

Drawing on his extensive fine art background, and inspired by the great classical painters such as N.C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, Tom Lovell and others, Ron focuses on historical paintings of high visual impact and strong characterizations. He creates paintings inspired by his fascination of the culture and environment of his subject matter. These paintings bring back the important and often exciting moments that existed in the 19th century. While giving attention to detail, a devotion to strong and dramatic compositions coupled with a unique creative vision sets a Ron Lesser painting apart. This overall impact transports the viewer to another time and place. "I'm trying to tell a story. I like people to look at one of my paintings and feel like they could step into the scene."

Lesser created Western movie art for "High Plains Drifter," "Paint Your Wagon," "The Way West," and the story boards for the dream sequence in "A Man Called Horse." He has painted the covers of Western book authors such as Louis L'Amour, Luke Short, Will Cook, Gordon Shirreffs and others. Ron's "Spirit of the Warrior" and "Famous Generals of the Civil War" plate collection are his singular vision of Native American life and the majesty of the Civil War generals.

The highly respected New York Art Directors Club, in existence since 1921, has twice honored Lesser for Best Movie Art of the Year. The Society of Illustrators, founded in 1901 with members whose works of art have been exhibited and collected worldwide, has bestowed, many times, the coveted Gold Medal for his paintings exhibited at the Society over the years.