TITLE: “Muhammad Ali: Athlete of the Century”
ARTIST: LeRoy Neiman
WHY WE CHOSE IT:
Iconic American artist LeRoy Neiman, known for his trademark handlebar mustache and his bright, impressionistic portrayals of the world’s top sporting events, died in New York on Wednesday. He was 91.
Although his paintings captured everything from U.S. presidents to jazz musicians to the powerful animals of Africa, Neiman became best known for his bright, bold sketches of the sports world, capturing its motion and emotion in his brushstrokes.
SOURCE: Park West Gallery Collection
To learn more about the artist LeRoy Neiman, please visit http://bio.parkwestgallery.com/artists/Leroy-Neiman.