Print of a gambling tabel in Las Vegas. From the series .A Playboy Portfolio; LeRoy Neiman (born Leroy Leslie Runquist, June 8, 1921 – June 20, 2012) was an American artist known for his brilliantly colored, expressionist paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians, and sporting events. Beginning in 1960, 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, PGA and The Masters golf tournament, 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.
LeRoy Neiman (June 8, 1921 in Saint Paul, Minnesota as LeRoy Leslie Runquist - June 20, 2012 in New York) was an American painter who was best known for his expressive brightly colored sports pictures. LeRoy Leslie Runquist's Swedish father split from the family when he was little. LeRoy then took his stepfather's last name. After his military service, he enrolled at St. Paul School of Art and the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and then worked as an art teacher. From 1954 he worked for Playboy, to which he remained connected until his death and where he was promoted by Art Paul and created the feminine figure for the joke page. From the 60s he specialized in sports pictures and achieved great prestige in this field, including being inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He was not very well regarded by art critics, but during his lifetime he was one of the most popular painters in the United States.
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Dimensions (cm)||63 x 41|
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