(1921 - 2012)
LeRoy Neiman was active/lived in New York, Illinois, Minnesota. LeRoy Neiman is known for athletic genre, sport figure and humor painting, illustration, teaching.
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Following is The New York Times obituary of the artist:
LeRoy Neiman Dies at 91; Artist of Bold Life and Bright Canvases
By WILLIAM GRIMES
Published: June 20, 2012
LeRoy Neiman, whose brilliantly colored, impressionistic sketches of sporting events and the international high life made him one of the most popular artists in the United States, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 91.
Mr. Neiman's kinetic, quickly executed paintings and drawings, many of them published in Playboy, offered his fans gaudily colored visual reports on heavyweight boxing matches, Super Bowl games and Olympic contests, as well as social panoramas like the horse races at Deauville, France, and the Cannes Film Festival.
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