LeRoy Neiman(American, 1921-2012)
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Neiman studied at the Art Institute of Chicago where he also taught for 10 years before moving to New York in 1962. He gained renown as official artist for ABC Television’s coverage of the Olympic Games of 1972 and 1976, and as CBS artist for the 1978 Super Bowl. In addition, he was an official poster artist for the Kentucky Derby. Neiman’s work is found in many museums and private collections.