LEROY NEIMAN (1926 – 2012) Leroy Neiman is best known for his brilliantly colored, stunningly energetic images of sporting events, social and leisure activities. During his lifetime, he was the most popular and successful living artist in the United States. Neiman’s artistic style and genius is familiar to a remarkably broad spectrum of people around the world. His artworks are found in monthly issues of playboy magazine, has been used in promotion for the Olympics and Super Bowl and completed along the sidelines of many other sporting events. Neiman was widely regarded as the greatest living artist at the time of his death in 2012. “Though Neiman has long served as the most recognizable American artist of the post-war era.