I had never heard of LeRoy Neiman until today when I saw on CNN that he had died. They called him a "sports" artist. I was curious. After spending some time looking through images of his work...he seems more than just a sports artist...but images like the one above I feel are his most successful.
I love his animal work and did a lion art lesson inspired by his colorful and expressive work. I just pinned some more of his wonderful artwork yesterday with another lesson idea in mind. So sorry to hear about his passing.ReplyDelete
I am afraid that the reason you didn't know LeRoy Neiman is because he was most popular before you where born.lol I remember him from the '70s football (he did other sports too)and the Olympics. His fun, energetic style was perfect for the times. I don't know why he hasn't been popular again. I love his colors!ReplyDelete
Are you going to do an art project with your students a`la Neiman?
I think the animals would be great for a lesson inspiration! The colors are wonderful..and I think the kids would get into it!!!! Oh..and I was born in the 70's!! :) Don't remember much of them though. ha haReplyDelete
Sad to hear he passed away. I remember his art as a kid in the 70's also. I only remember his sports pictures, I don't recall any animals, I'll have to look them up!ReplyDelete
I grew up in Saratoga Springs NY where there is a beautiful thoroughbred race track. I first remember him when he did some amazing rich and colorful paintings of the horses, probably in the 70's though I'm not positive. I believe he may have done some Olympic poster designs though I might be thinking of Peter Max since they both use such bright rich colors.ReplyDelete
I remember most his paintings/posters for the Olympics. I also believe that he painted 'live' on TV during a sporting event - loved his use of arbitrary colors to create the illusion of movement!ReplyDelete
my daughter just saw this picture and said..."Whats that mess dada?"ReplyDelete
My sister worked for burger king in the 70's and they gave out Olympic posters for the 76 Olympics I have several in great condition and have tried to find out how much they are worth any Ideas?ReplyDelete
I have 3 paintingsReplyDelete