LeRoy Neiman

Known for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion, the wildly successful American artist became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl. Neiman was also a longtime contributor to Playboy magazine. He was 91. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-leroy-neiman-20120621,0,2795157.story"><span class="center_label">Full obituary</span></a><br>
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( Bebeto Matthews / Associated Press / June 30, 2012 )

Known for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion, the wildly successful American artist became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl. Neiman was also a longtime contributor to Playboy magazine. He was 91. Full obituary

Notable deaths of 2012

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