Though born in New York City, Ron has always been drawn to the West. Lesser is most famous for the posters used by 5 Clint Eastwood western films, including the iconic poster for High Plains Drifter and Joe Kidd. Sam Peckinpahs Pat Garrett and Bill the Kid poster is also attributable to Ron.
As a student, Ron attended the Art Students League under Frank J. Reilly. Reilly brought the tradition and techniques of the French Fine Arts Academy along with knowledge from some of the greatest American illustrators of the 20th century. Now Ron is introducing his new series of paintings, western still life. Lessers approach focuses on soft lighting and strong areas of light and shadow patterns with realistic detail, all to tell a story. As a prominent illustrator for 25 years, storytelling comes naturally to him.
Ron has an extensive collection of western & Civil War material & artifacts,
as well as Native American weapons & clothing