Action! Exhibition now at LSU’s Shaw Museum of Art through February 15, 2015June 3, 2014
From August 2, 2014 to February 15, 2015, the LSU Museum of Art will present LeRoy Neiman: Action!, an exhibition that showcases the work of singular American artist and sports illustrator LeRoy Neiman. Neiman is widely considered among the most virtuosic American sports illustrators of the twentieth century. His dynamic representations of athletes and entertainers at play defined an era, with his drawings, paintings, and prints gracing everything from Wheaties boxes to Sports Illustrated covers.
LeRoy Neiman: Action! will present over eighty of Neiman’s most electrifying drawings, paintings and prints of iconic American sports stars and entertainers, showcasing many of Neiman’s most dynamic and rarely seen drawings for the first time in decades. These energetic portrayals of bodies-in-motion illustrate the physical prowess of America’s greatest athletes and performers, ranging from LSU basketball star Pete Maravich to New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath and boxer Muhammad Ali. As Neiman wrote, reflecting on his star-studded artistic career, “I’ve met and sketched most of the great [American] athletes…and their movement, grace and energy have kept me captivated.”