- Name: LeRoy Neiman
- Born: 06/08/1921
- Died: 06/20/2012 (91 years old)
- Occupation: Painter
- Known for: Expressionist paintings
LeRoy Neiman (born LeRoy Leslie Runquist, June 8, 1921– June 20, 2012) was an American artist known for his brilliantly colored, expressionist paintings and screenprints of athletes, musicians, and sporting events.
Birth Name: LeRoy Leslie Runquist
Alias: LeRoy Leslie Runquist
Birth Place: Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Death Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
LeRoy Neiman quotes :
Boxing is my real passion. I can go to ballet, theatre, movies, or other sporting events... and nothing is like the fights to me. I'm excited by the visual beauty of it. A boxer can look so spectacular by doing a good job.LeRoy Neiman
No, I never had any dreams. The process of art is a dream in itself. The artist just doesn't... you work out something. It's yours. You don't have to go to sleep to do that. You do that on the canvas.LeRoy Neiman
I had a go at changing history - maybe not all by myself - I fought at the battle of Normandy, I slogged through the Ardennes, and I celebrated the liberation of Paris on the streets with beautiful French girls throwing flowers at me. I said good-bye to my first true love and discovered what I really wanted to do with my life.LeRoy Neiman