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LeRoy Neiman
Birth: Jun. 8, 1921
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 2012
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

American Artist. Known for his brilliantly colored paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians and sporting events. Neiman studied briefly at the St. Paul School of Art, then at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. In 1954, Neiman began his more than 50-year association with Playboy Magazine after meeting Hugh Hefner while doing freelance fashion illustration for Carson's Department Stores in Chicago, where Hefner was a copywriter and asked Neiman for an illustration for their catalog. In the early 1960s, he traveled the world observing and painting leisure life, social activities and athletic competitions including the Olympics, the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Kentucky Derby, championship boxing, major golf tournaments, The Ryder Cup, the World Equestrian Games, Wimbledon and other Grand Slam competitions, as well as night life, entertainment, jazz and the world of casino gambling. Neiman worked in oil, enamel, watercolor, pencil drawings, pastels and etching. His highly-coveted works are in the permanent collections of museums and art galleries the world over, as well as in private and corporate collections. (bio by: Louis Mata) 
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx County
New York, USA
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Originally Created by: Louis Mata
Record added: Jun 20, 2012
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Leroy, thanks so much for the great art you afforded us. Really enjoyed the "Rocky" series paintings. Rest In Peace.
- Billy R. Edgar
 Added: Jan. 2, 2015

- Louis Mata
 Added: Dec. 18, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Jun. 20, 2014
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