LeRoy Neiman (June 8, 1921 – June 20, 2012) was an American artist known for his brilliantly colored, expressionist and screen prints of athletes, musicians, and sporting events.
Neiman worked in oil, enamel, watercolor, pencil drawings, pastels, serigraphy and some lithographs and etching. Neiman is listed in Art Collector's Almanac, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World. He was a member of the Chicago Society of Artists. His works have been displayed in museums, sold at auctions, and displayed in galleries and online distributors. He is considered by many to be the first major sports artist in the world.Neiman produced about six different serigraph subjects a year, generally priced from $3,000 to $6,000 each. Gross annual sales of new serigraphs alone top $10 million. Originals can sell for up to $500,000.
His work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian, the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the State Hermitage Museum in Russia, Wadham College at Oxford and in museums and art galleries the world over, as well as in private and corporate collections.
Sports Cards Plus has acquired four LeRoy Neiman Serigraphs for sale. The Michael Jordan Artist Proof Serigraph is 36" by 29.5" and is numbered 22/50. All four are autographed by LeRoy Neiman. One is an Artist Proof Serigraph #d/50 signed by Jerry Rice and another is signed by Shaquille O'Neal.