Lot 1347
LeRoy Neiman (American, 1921-2012), Defiant
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
1983, patinated bronze, numbered edition 186/350, impressed signature and date, Joel Meisner foundry mark.

13 1/2 in.

Private Collection, Pinehurst, North Carolina

Known for his energetic, colorful serigraphs and paintings of famous sports stars, LeRoy Neiman became one of the twentieth century's most successful illustrators. He was a regular at sporting events, usually carrying his sketchpad and working from life to capture the movement and vibrancy of his subjects.

Neiman was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois. In 2000, a major book on his serigraphs, The Prints of LeRoy Neiman, 1991-2000, was published by Knoedler Publishing of New York. In 1995, he donated $6 million to Columbia University's School of the Arts to endow the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies. Neiman's memoir, All Told: My Art and Life Among Athletes, Playboys, Bunnies and Provocateurs, was published in June 2012.

Good estate condition.