06/21/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

LeRoy Neiman Has Leg Amputated

LeRoy Neiman is reportedly recovering after having his right leg amputated.

The artist, famous for his paintings of sports figures and events, underwent the drastic surgery after suffering a vascular problem.

According to Page Six, all "attempts to prevent it, including a stent, failed."

The 89-year-old artist is still painting and creating work.