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Public Collections

Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum, Anchorage, Alaska
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New York
Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware
Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina
Elder Art Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Football Hall of Fame, Canton, Ohio
Grunwald Center, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
The Armand Hammer Collection at Los Angeles, California
Harding Museum, Chicago, Illinois
Hayward Museum, Hayward, California
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Joslyn Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York
Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, Mississippi
Michigan State University, Kresge Art Center Gallery, East Lansing, Michigan
Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Minnesota
Mobile Art Gallery and Museum, Mobile, Alabama
Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
National Museum of Sport in Art, New York, New York
The National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C
New York Public Library New York, New York
Niagara University, Niagara, New York
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Massachusetts
Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, Rhode Island
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota
University Art Gallery, Binghampton, New York
University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Whitney Museum, New York
Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
Wadham College, Oxford, England
Yuma Fine Arts Association, Yuma, Arizona

Public Murals

1963 - "Homage to Lautrec", Continental Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
1966 - "Summertime Along Indiana Dunes", Mercantile National Bank, Hammond, Indiana
             "Royal Ascot", S.S. Patrica, Swedish Lloyd ship, Stockholm, Sweden
1976 - "Harness Racing", and "Flat Racing", Sportsman's Park Clubhouse, Cicero, Illinois

Publications


139 Illustrations
128 Plates in Full Color
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1994

An American In Paris
Join LeRoy Neiman for a visit to his Paris. Come stroll the city's great boulevards, and visit its many majestic monuments; sample its magnificent museums, its nightlife, and its parks; taste its unsurpassed wine and food; and, above all, sit in its cafes. In An American In Paris, you will see this city as never before - through the eyes of one of America's most popular artists. A unique feature of this lavishly scaled, oversized book is a 24-page section from a sketchbook Neiman worked in while at a table at Fouquet's in 1991 and 1992. In it we experience the full theatrical humor and excitement of spending time at this "badge of café royalty, a regal wrapping around the corner of the Champs-Elysées and the Avenue George-V." With Neiman's lush, evocative art and witty commentary, Paris is depicted as never before.

350 Illustrations
300 Plates in Full Color
Published by Felicie - New York 1974

Art & Lifestyle
A book for all seasons and tastes. A superlative selection of the artist's work is highlighted by his notes on people, places and events he has painted - from society beauties and sports superstars to Bowery rejects and poolroom hustlers. Neiman's art transcends all class distinctions to capture the kaleidoscopic social scene. Among contemporary artists, no other eye has been so devoted to recording the pleasures and vices of its own age. A keen analyst of our unconscious fears and petty vanities, his target is the mask we wear in public, the convenient image we project in our dealings with others. Nor is the private man neglected. Neiman speaks directly to us as a man as well as an artist. Uniquely, he has become a part of the milieu he portrays, a personality with a public image that has made him one of very few artists to achieve worldwide recognition in his own lifetime.

192 Illustrations
167 Plates in Full Color
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1994

Big-Time Golf
Neiman's tribute to "the splendors of world-class golf, its premier players and courses." Through his live-action art and on the spot commentary, the world-class artist takes the reader on a grand tour of the golf world. From quick sketches to panoramic masterpieces, Neiman's art conjures up the glorious game - the triumph of Nicklaus and Palmer, the drama of the pro tour with its "high profile, leader board marquee names." Art and anecdote enliven Neiman's chronicle of caddies and crowds, elite golf bastions and tournament spectacles. And with masterly strokes, Neiman pays homage to the field of play in breathtaking paintings revealing the natural beauty of the courses, those majestic, mysterious and maddening greenscapes of Big-Time Golf.

100 Illustrations in Color
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1997

LeRoy Neiman On Safari
This book records in vibrant, colorful images the animals, landscapes and people LeRoy Neiman encountered during his African "painting safari". For the first time in book form, Neiman depicts life in the wild with the same curiosity and intensity that he has brought to sports and social subjects over the past half century. His brilliant palette and informed prose bring into sharp relief the mannerisms and attitudes of the wild, independent creatures he observed while in Africa. In sections devoted to the "Big Five" (Lion, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhinoceros and Leopard) and "Animal Land" (Zebra, Giraffe, Baboon, Monkey, Warthog, Cheetah, Wildebeest and Hippopotamus) readers are introduced to these animals in their natural habitat as they move, meet, graze, hunt - or sometimes just rest in the grass. On page after page, the world of African animals comes to life in Neiman's exciting and spontaneous paintings, watercolors and drawings.

123 pages
Published by Alfred Van Der Marck Editions - New York 1988

Monte Carlo Chase
The week of the renowned Grand Prix auto race, a well-known artist arrives in Monte Carlo in pursuit of a rogue art dealer who has made a fortune publishing bogus art prints and selling them to an eager public. The crafty scoundrel, aptly named Renard, usually travels in disguise and under many aliases, making him an especially slippery target. The vigilant artist, for his own reasons, intends to track down Renard and expose his ruse. With brush - and pen - in hand, LeRoy Neiman tells a tale of art world intrigue set in glittering Monte Carlo, diamond-head of the French Riviera. In his richly illustrated detective story, Neiman reveals the true heart of one of the world's most fabulous playgrounds.

102 Plates in Full Color
53 Black and White Illustrations
Published by Knoedler Publishing 1991

The Prints of LeRoy Neiman
1980 - 1990
The Prints of LeRoy Neiman 1980 - 1990 reproduces all of the prints in all of the editions that Neiman published from 1980 to 1990 in plates that have been approved by the artist himself. The volume contains remarkably accurate four-color reproductions of the 97 serigraphs and ten etchings published since the publication of the previous edition, The Prints of LeRoy Neiman. With this book in hand, every collector and student of Neiman's work has a definitive reference for the artist's print oeuvre, arranged chronologically, and indicating publication date, media, image size and edition size.. In other words, this book is a complete catalogue, or "catalogue raisonné." Also featured are a chronology of Neiman's life and work, and two scholarly studies of the artist's work from the perspectives of sociology and art history.

82 Plates in Full Color
5 Black and White Illustrations
27 Photographs
Published by Knoedler Publishing 2000

The Prints of LeRoy Neiman
1991 - 2000
The Prints of LeRoy Neiman 1991 - 2000 reproduces in true and brilliant color the prints from all of the limited edition serigraphs that Neiman has created from 1991 - 2000. Published by Knoedler Publishing, Neiman's exclusive publisher for more than 25 years, this 212 page volume contains lavish reproductions of the 82 serigraphs and 5 etchings that Neiman has created since publication of the previous volume, The Prints of LeRoy Neiman, 1980 - 1990. Also featured are photographs of the artist in the company of many of the well-known subjects of his paintings. An essay, Neimanland, by art critic and historian Jan Avgikos examines LeRoy Neiman's remarkable career as a painter and artist of the people. Especially valuable to art dealers, historians and collectors is the Comprehensive Index of Graphics. This two-part index compiles all of the artist's work from all three of his catalogues raisonné. In the first part, the titles of the works are listed alphabetically. The second part presents smaller, full-color reproductions of every image which appeared in Volumes I and II. For the first time, every image created by LeRoy Neiman over more than 30 years will be available in a single resource, with the definitive record of titles, media, date, image size and edition size.

Limited Edition published by Deuce II Editions, Inc. 2001


Trade Edition published by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins. 2002

Casey at the Bat
LeRoy Neiman breathes new life into the classic American poem by Ernest L. Thayer, first published in 1888. Leaving aside his trademark splashes of bold color, Neiman limns the tale of the Mudville Nine in black and white charcoal. The deceptively simple drawings highlight Neiman's skill as a master draftsman and his meticulous attention to detail, from the position of the batter's hands to the cuts and folds of the uniforms. In his lively drawings the reader hears the roar of the crowd and feels their anxious anticipation as Casey steps up to the plate. Neiman also brings a new and modern perspective to the poem. For generations the verse was recited as a lesson about false pride, how an arrogant would-be hero brought ruin to his teammates. But Neiman knows that home-run hitters have their place in the game. Like Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle or Mark McGwire, it is simply Casey's job to swing for the fences. The limited edition is hand-signed by the artist and bound in genuine baseball cowhide. The trade edition, featuring an Introduction by Joe Torre, Manager of the New York Yankees, is published just in time for Father's Day, 2002.


Harry Abrams Publishing 2003

LeRoy Neiman Five Decades
This magnificent volume celebrates the 50-year-long career of America's most popular living artist. Almost 350 color plates (the most complete look at the work of LeRoy Neiman to date) show the rich variety of his subject matter, reveal the evolution and continuities of his style, and offer a lively portrait of modern life in postwar America. For the first time in one book one can see the full depth and range of Neiman's oeuvre: his rapid sketches and watercolors and his bold, colorful paintings of the high life, the sporting life, and people in the public eye.

Early in his career, Neiman mingled with the great figures of jazz (Armstrong, Fitzgerald, Mingus, and Davis) and his portraits of them are profound. As his reputation flourished he traveled the jet set circuit and depicted urban sophisticates, café society, and cocktail culture. He is perhaps best known for his stunning images of sports legends, from Muhammad Ali and Mickey Mantle to Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan. A wealth of drawings confirms Neiman's stature as a master draftsman. Through the creative vision of this beloved artist (an effortless blend of abstraction and realism, line and color, meditation and effusion) we witness the rich, multifaceted spectacle of contemporary life.

Signed and numbered collector's edition of 500 copies
Publisher: PowerHouse Books
2004

The LeRoy Neiman Sketchbook: 1964 Liston vs Clay, 1965 Ali vs Liston
In The LeRoy Neiman Sketchbook: 1964 Liston vs. Clay-1965 Ali vs. Liston, the forty-year old original Neiman sketchbook is reborn and reproduced, documenting some of the most memorable moments in boxing - the historic heavyweight championship prize fights between Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston.

Selected One-Man Exhibitions

1953 750 Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Lincoln College, Lincoln, Illinois
1957 Todes Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Lincoln College, Lincoln, Illinois
1959 Exhibition of racing scenes, Arlington Park Race Track, Chicago
  Jazz Exhibition, Chicago
  "Social Observation and Comment in Art," Sherman Gallery, Chicago
1961 Oehlschlaeger Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1962 O'Hana Gallery, London, England
1963 Hammer Galleries, first solo exhibition, New York, New York.
1967 Huntington-Hartford Gallery of Modern Art, New York, New York
1969 Heath Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
1970 Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
1971 Far Gallery, New York, New York
1976 Knoedler Galleries, London, England
1977 Casagrafica, Helsinki, Finland
Fahlnass Konstasalong Gallery, Goteborg, Sweden
Galerie Victor Renee, Stockholm, Sweden
1978 Meredith Long Galleries, Houston, Texas
1982 Harrod's, London, England
1987 "LeRoy Neiman in Moscow," Hammer Galleries, New York
1988 Solo exhibitions in Japan and Moscow.
1989 "LeRoy Neiman: A Salute to Central Park," Hammer Galleries, New York.
1990 Solo exhibition for inaugural Denver Grand Prix auto race, Denver, Colorado.
1992 "Big-Time Golf: Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors, and Serigraphs," Hammer Galleries, New York.
1993 "LeRoy Neiman, An American in Paris", Hammer Galleries, New York
  LeRoy Neiman: Un Americain à Paris, Galerie Marcel Bernheim, Paris.
1997 "LeRoy Neiman On Safari: Paintings, Watercolors, and Drawings," Hammer Galleries, New York.
2000 "LeRoy Neiman, The Millenium Exhibition", Hammer Galleries, New York
2001 "LeRoy Neiman-A Retrospective Exhibit of Works on Paper," Fairfield Public Gallery, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  "LeRoy Neiman: Master Printmaker," Franklin Bowles Gallery, San Francisco, California.
2003 "LeRoy Neiman in Cuba," Pratt Institute, New York, New York.
"A View From the Table: Paintings and Works on Paper," Hammer Galleries, New York.
  "LeRoy Neiman On Safari," The Wildlife Experience, Denver, Colorado.
2004 "Looking Back: The Life and Times of America's Artist," Five Decades book release and major print retrospective, Franklin Bowles Gallery, San Francisco, California.
2005 "The Art of Boxing," Franklin Bowles Gallery, San Francisco, California.
  "Celebrating 2005," Centaur Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada.
2006 "The Art of Jazz," Franklin Bowles Gallery, San Francisco, California.
2007 "Femlin" Franklin Bowles Gallery, New York City, New York and San Francisco, California
2009 "Femlin Encore" Franklin Bowles Gallery, New York City, New York and San Francisco, California
  "Sports & Leisure," Great Neck Arts Center, Great Neck, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

1952 Minnesota State Show, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Minnesota
Twin City Show, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1952 Minnesota State Show, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Minnesota
Twin City Show, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1954 - 60 Chicago Artists and Vicinity Show, Chicago, Illinois
Minnesota State Show, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Minnesota
Twin City Show, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1954 Carnegie Pittsburgh International Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1957 American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Collector's Show, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Corcoran Gallery of Art American 25th Biennial Exhibition,Washington, DC
1958 - 60 Society of Contemporary American Art Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1958 Ringling Museum of American Art Exhibition, Sarasota, Florida
Society of Contemporary American Art, Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago Public Library, Chicago, Illinois.
1960 American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Society of Contemporary American Art Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1961 Salon d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
1970 "Portraits of American Newsmakers: An Exhibition of Time Magazine Covers," National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
1971 Royal College of Art, London, England
Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela.
1972 Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana.
1973 Cadaques Museum, Cadaques, Spain.
1974 Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Massachusetts. Tobu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
1975 "LeRoy Neiman: Retrospective 1949-75," Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Minnesota.
1976 Drawings USA 1976, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Minnesota
Watercolor USA, Springfield Museum, Springfield, Missouri
1977 Drawings USA 1977, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Minnesota
1979 Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana.
1981 Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.
1982 Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
1981 Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.
1988 The New State Tretyakov Museum, Moscow, USSR.
Touring Exhibition, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Japan.
1989 Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana.
1990 Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Illinois.
Springfield Art Association, Springfield, Illinois.
1992 - 93 Salon d'Automme, Paris, France
1993 Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville, Kentucky.
1994 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art, Indiana.
Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy
SITES (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service)
     •Queens Museum of Art, Flushing, New York New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
     •The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
     •African American Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
1995 "LeRoy Neiman: A Thirty-Year Retrospective," Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville, Kentucky.
1997 Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville, Kentucky.

Selected Museum Exhibitions

1957 Corcoran Gallery of Art American 25th Biennial Exhibition,Washington, DC
1958 Society of Contemporary American Art, Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago Public Library, Chicago, Illinois.
1970 "Portraits of American Newsmakers: An Exhibition of Time Magazine Covers," National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
1971 Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela.
1972 Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana.
1973 Cadaques Museum, Cadaques, Spain
1974 Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Massachusetts. Tobu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
1975 "LeRoy Neiman: Retrospective 1949-75," Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Minnesota.
1976 National Invitational Watercolor USA Show, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Minnesota.
1979 Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana.
1981 Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.
1988 The New State Tretyakov Museum, Moscow, USSR. Touring Exhibition, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Japan.
1989 Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana.
1990 Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Illinois. Springfield Art Association, Springfield, Illinois.
1993 Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville, Kentucky.
1994 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art, Indiana.
1995 "LeRoy Neiman: A Thirty-Year Retrospective," Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville, Kentucky.
1997 Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville, Kentucky.
2005 Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, Kentucky.
2009 Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso Downs, NM

 

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