Thursday, June 21, 2012

LeRoy Neiman, R. I. P.

NY Daily News: Famed painter LeRoy Neiman, whose vivid, action-packed brushstrokes brought the world's biggest sporting stars and events to life on canvas, died Wednesday. He was 91.

A cause of death for the longtime New Yorker -- instantly recognizable with a handlebar mustache that stretched from ear to ear and an ever-present cigar -- was not released, but he had battled health problems in recent years.

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

1 comment:

Cap'n Bob said...

Martin Mull once remarked that LeRoy Neiman is to art what the banjo is to a symphony orchestra.