LeRoy Neiman on Safari


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100 Illustrations in Color
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1997

This book records in vibrant, colorful images the animals, landscapes and people LeRoy Neiman encountered during his African “painting safari”. For the first time in book form, Neiman depicts life in the wild with the same curiosity and intensity that he has brought to sports and social subjects over the past half century. His brilliant palette and informed prose bring into sharp relief the mannerisms and attitudes of the wild, independent creatures he observed while in Africa. In sections devoted to the “Big Five” (Lion, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhinoceros and Leopard) and “Animal Land” (Zebra, Giraffe, Baboon, Monkey, Warthog, Cheetah, Wildebeest and Hippopotamus) readers are introduced to these animals in their natural habitat as they move, meet, graze, hunt – or sometimes just rest in the grass. On page after page, the world of African animals comes to life in Neiman’s exciting and spontaneous paintings, watercolors and drawings.