LeRoy Neiman, a wildly successful American artist who was famous for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion and who became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl, has died. He was 91.
Neiman, who was also a longtime contributor to Playboy magazine, died Wednesday in New York, said his longtime publicist, Gail Parenteau. A cause was not disclosed.
FOR THE RECORD:
Neiman obituary: In the June 21 LATExtra section, an obituary on LeRoy Neiman said that the artist gave $3 million to the Art Institute of Chicago, where he once taught. Neiman gave $9 million to the School of the Art Institute of...