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LeRoy Neiman papers, 1938-2005

Neiman, LeRoy, 1921-2012

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 70.5 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of LeRoy Neiman measure approximately 70.5 linear feet and date from 1938-2005. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, project files, printed material and artifacts documenting the career of the American painter LeRoy Neiman.

Biographical/Historical Note

LeRoy Neiman has been described as the most popular living painter in America. While strikingly original, his work reflects the varied influences of Toulouse-Lautrec, Dufy, the New York Social Realists, and the Abstract Expressionists. Probably best known as a portrayer of sporting and social events, he virtually invented the modern genre of sports art and remains its most accomplished and acclaimed practitioner.

Provenance

The papers of artist LeRoy Neiman were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2005 by LeRoy Neiman.