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Leroy Neiman

The Stories That Only Artists Can Tell

Daniel Grant | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Biographers often find it amusing to note the job an artist had before becoming able to live off the sales of their artwork, but for artists those jobs are not just anecdotes.

Remembering LeRoy Neiman and His Wartime New York

Louise Mirrer | Posted 10.27.2012 | Arts
Louise Mirrer

For LeRoy and so many others, the experience of New York was an important part of what made the war a defining event. Anyone with even a passing acquaintance with LeRoy's paintings will recognize this lasting influence.

LeRoy Neiman: Generous, Complex, Larger Than Life

Carol Becker | Posted 09.05.2012 | Arts
Carol Becker

We might say of LeRoy Neiman what they say about the Rocky Mountains: He was so big, so grand, so unpredictable that he made his own weather.

LeRoy Neiman -- The Artist Critics Love to Hate

Joan Gage | Posted 08.26.2012 | Fifty
Joan Gage

I'm not qualified to tell you if LeRoy Neiman was a "serious" artist or not, but I'm glad he managed to enjoy his art for 91 years and that the rest of us were able to enjoy it as well.

Incredible Archival Photos From LeRoy Neiman's New Memoir

Posted 06.21.2012 | Arts

LeRoy Neiman, the iconic American artist famous for painting Muhammad Ali and other sports greats, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at New York...

Famed Sports Painter LeRoy Neiman Dies

AP | Posted 08.20.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — In a June 21 story about the death of artist LeRoy Neiman, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the amount of money Neiman had ...

New Documentary On The Genius And Insanity Of Bobby Fischer

Dan Lybarger | Posted 08.05.2011 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

By the time he died in 2008, Bobby Fischer had proven that chess was more than a simple board game. His takedown of world champion Boris Spassky from ...

LeRoy Neiman Has Leg Amputated

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

LeRoy Neiman is reportedly recovering after having his right leg amputated. The artist, famous for his paintings of sports figures and events, underw...

Greg DePalma, Pal Of Sinatra and Willie Mays, Dies In Prison

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Gregory DePalma, a colorful, self-assured wiseguy, has died a lonely death behind bars. His biggest claim to Mafia fame was his presence in a snapshot with Big Paul, Carlo Gambino and Frank Sinatra.