LeRoy Neiman

LeRoy Neiman (born June 8, 1927) is an American artist known for his brilliantly colorful, semi-abstract paintings and screen prints of athletes, sporting events, and other pop culture subjects. He is one of the most successful contemporary illustrators. Neiman was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago (where he also later taught), the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois. He lives in NYC and regarded as the most popular sports artist in the world, followed only by younger artists Stephan Holland and Richard T. Slone. Neiman is estimated to be the highest earner of any living american artist, his works are distributed by Hammer Graphics and Knoedler Publishing Co of New York. Neiman is married to Janet and lives in a 3 story duplex overlooking Central Park.