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About this Piece
One of LeRoy’s first forays into art was creating posters for local merchants at a young age to advertise their store sales. Later, as an established artist, he often made posters to commemorate and promote special sporting and cultural events. Neiman’s posters remain a tribute to his vibrant work and life.
Neiman painted every type of sporting event during his lifetime, with his influence earning him the title of “Father of Contemporary Sport Art.” As the official artist of five Olympics, his art reached millions of people via al fresco paintings of the competitions. His comprehensive coverage of other sporting events includes the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Kentucky Derby, championship boxing, PGA and The Masters golf tournament, and the Tour de France.