LeRoy Neiman (June 8, 1921 – June 20, 2012)
Artist LeRoy Neiman has passed away at 91. A long, productive life, but unwelcome news. The image above is the one that turned me into a life long admirer. A limited edition version hung on a friends dining room wall and you could not walk by it without spending at least a few seconds being drawn into the power of the picture. Love them or hate them, that is the mark of a great artist: You cannot be indifferent. LeRoy Neiman was a great artist and will be missed.