LeRoy Neiman Foundation, Inc.
LeRoy Neiman (1921–2012) attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on the G.I. Bill in the late 1940s. He went on to teach after graduation and quickly make a name for himself as an artist for hire. He traveled the world for Playboy, writing and illustrating the column Man at His Leisure. His career accolades include five time official Olympic artist, Art-ist-in-Residence for the New York Jets, and receiving an official commission from the United Nations. His proficiency ena-bled him to document everything from the Ali vs. Frazier fight to the gondoliers of Venice to the wild animals on safari in Kenya.