LeRoy Neiman is probably the most popular painter and printmaker in America. He is one of the few artists of the 20th century whose name has become a household word in millions of American homes. Neiman was born in St. Paul, and then studied at the Art Institute Of Chicago where he also taught for 10 years before moving to New York City in 1962.
Through his art work Neiman has explored contemporary leisure, all the pastimes and places people enjoy, and particularly the world of sports and the world of entertainment. LeRoy Neiman’s style explodes with the dramatic intensity of Abstract Expressionist brush strokes, which pick out action that is strikingly accurate. This unique combination is so appealing that Neiman has brought art into the lives of more people than most post-war American artists put together.
He has traveled and exhibited worldwide, from Moscow to Tokyo to Caracas. Among his many published books are Monte Carlo-Chase, Carnaval, Horses, and Winners. He has also been honored with many awards for his art.
Since 1970 he has published over 283 limited editions of serigraphs which have become as much sought after as the prints of Miro, Chagall, and Picasso. His work is in the permanent collections of many museums including the Baltimore Museum of Fine Art, the Minneapolis Institute Of Arts, The Museo de Bellas Artes en Caracas, the Hermitage in Leningrad, and the Art Institute of Chicago.