LeRoy Neiman

Paintings

LeRoy Neiman

Paintings

Nationality: American

Biography:
LeRoy Neiman’s kinetic portrayals of life and leisure during the 20th century earned him recognition as one of the top illustrators of the century. Neiman’s work brought fine art aesthetics to the commercial market and he experienced success on the commercial market that rivaled the popularity of Norman Rockwell and Grandma Moses. Neiman began his illustration career by drawing tag illustrations for a local grocery store as a boy. He continued his art studies, and when he was stationed in Germany during WWII, the army discovered his talent for drawing and painting and he was tasked with painting sets for Red Cross shows. Upon his return to the States, Neiman studied briefly at the St. Paul School of Art before continuing on to a formal education at the Art Institution of Chicago. After his graduation, Neiman continued on as an instructor of figure drawing and fashion design at the Art Institute. It was during this time that Neiman began to experiment with house paint and developed his signature quick, free-flowing style of boldly colored leisure scenes. This new style experienced much success, and when Neiman came into contact with Hugh Hefner during the beginning phases of Playboy Magazine’s publication, they forged a relationship that would define Neiman’s career. Neiman illustrated many publications for Playboy and even created murals and paintings for the interior of the clubs, and Hefner promoted Neiman’s work earning Neiman a spot on the international stage. Neiman continued on to many other commercial endeavors including tenure as the official artist for 5 Olympiads.


 

LeRoy Neiman Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
LEROY NEIMAN (American, 1921-2012) Manhattan Panorama, 1980-1984 Oil on board 47 x 83 inches (119.4 x 210.8 cm) (sigh
LEROY NEIMAN (American, 1921-2012)Manhattan Panorama, 1980-1984Oil on board47 x 83 inches (119.4 x 210.8 cm) (sigh...
Lot 68082
Auction 5211
Saturday, May 2, 2015
$137,000.00
LeRoy Neiman (American, 1921-2012) Roulette Las Vegas, 1958 Oil on canvas 44-1/4 x 36 inches (112.4 x 91.4 cm) Signe
LeRoy Neiman (American, 1921-2012)Roulette Las Vegas, 1958Oil on canvas44-1/4 x 36 inches (112.4 x 91.4 cm)Signe...
Lot 68147
Auction 5227
Monday, November 16, 2015
$125,000.00
LEROY NEIMAN (American, 1921-2012) Lying Down in Her Party Dress, Playboy, 1964 Oil on masonite 30 x 22-1/2 inches (7
LEROY NEIMAN (American, 1921-2012)Lying Down in Her Party Dress, Playboy, 1964Oil on masonite30 x 22-1/2 inches (7...
Lot 70265
Auction 5174
Saturday, May 10, 2014
$115,625.00
LEROY NEIMAN (American, 1921-2012) Bunny Sipping Champagne, Playboy, 1964 Oil on masonite 30 x 22-1/2 inches (76.2 x
LEROY NEIMAN (American, 1921-2012)Bunny Sipping Champagne, Playboy, 1964Oil on masonite30 x 22-1/2 inches (76.2 x ...
Lot 70267
Auction 5174
Saturday, May 10, 2014
$115,625.00
LEROY NEIMAN (American, 1921-2012) Blonde Pin-Up in White Bikini, Playboy, 1964 Oil on masonite 30 x 22-1/2 inches (7
LEROY NEIMAN (American, 1921-2012)Blonde Pin-Up in White Bikini, Playboy, 1964Oil on masonite30 x 22-1/2 inches (7...
Lot 70266
Auction 5174
Saturday, May 10, 2014
$112,500.00

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