LeRoy Neiman

Name: LeRoy Neiman

    Coloristic & Impressionistic Painter of Boxing
    • 1953 1st Prize, Oil Painting, Twin City Show.
    • 1954 2nd Prize, Oil Painting, Minnesota State Show.
    • 1957 Clark Memorial Prize, Oil Painting, Chicago Artists and Vicinity Show.
    • Most Popular Painting Prize, Chicago Arts and Vicinity Show.
    • 1958 Municipal Art Award, Chicago Artists and Vicinity Show.
    • Hamilton & Graham Cash Prize, Ball State Teacher's Show, Muncie, Indiana.
    • 1961 Gold Medal, Salon d'Art Moderne, Paris, France.
    • 1976 AAU, Award of Merit, Outstanding Sports Artist.
    • Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree, Franklin Pierce College, New Hampshire.
    • 1977 Gold Plate Award, American Academy of Achievement.
    • 1980 Honorary Doctor of Arts Degree, St. John's University, New York.
    • 1985 Gold Medal Award, St. John's University, New York.
    • 1986 Lifetime Achievement Award, Mucular Dystrophy Association.
    • 1997 Honorary Doctor of Arts Degree, Hofstra University, New York 1998.
    • 1998 Honorary Doctor of Arts Degree, St. Francis College, New York.
    • 1999 Honorary Doctor of Arts Degree, St. Bonaventure University, New York.
    • Inducted into Las Vegas Hall of Fame.
    • 2000 Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to golf and sport art at the Art of Golf Festival, Pinehurst, North Carolina.
    • Inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame.
    • 2003 Recipient of the Victor Award, Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • 2004 Recipient of Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
    • 2006 Honorary Doctor of Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
    • Paul Newman Award Recipient for Services to the Arts and Children
    • The Sport Artist of the Year award presented by ASAMA.
    • Named official artist of the Ryder Cup to be held in Louisville.
    • Listed in: Art Collector's Almanac.
    • Who's Who in American Art.
    • Who's Who in America.
    • Who's Who in the World.
    • http://www.leroyneiman.com/core.htm

    Favorite Book: "Don Quixote" by Cervantes

    "I think this might be the best book ever written. It's a masterpiece you read again from time to time. It was written a while back, but the themes embedded within are eternal. "Don Quixote" is a big, beautiful book that's still contemporary. Talking about beautiful--remember that fight in Madison Square Garden a while back between Buddy McGirt and Pernell Whitaker? Larry Hazzard was the referee, and just watching those three graceful entities up there in the ring was memorable. Boxing today? I'm not knocking it, but today's fighters seem to be just tough guys. We seem to lack the artists of the past--the Alis, the Larry Holmes, the Sugar Ray Leonards."

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