LeRoy Neiman included in the Digital Museum of the United States Olympic and Paralympic MuseumNovember 19, 2019
Artist LeRoy Neiman was the official painter of five Olympic Games and enjoyed preserving the image of athletes at their greatest moments
It was during the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games that LeRoy Neiman hopscotched from venue to venue, searching for the iconic U.S. athletes that would become a part of the 9-by-12-foot mural he was painting on a nightly basis before a live television audience.
The official painter of five Olympic Games, Neiman thoroughly enjoyed watching athletes at the peak of their careers – and then putting pencil to paper or paint to canvas to create a lasting memory……………
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