The collection is arranged as 5 series: Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-2004, undated (Boxes 1-3, 77; 3.3 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1960s-2004, undated (Boxes 3-19) Series 3: Project Files, 1949-2005, undated (Boxes 20-39, 78-81) Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1940s-circa 2005, undated (Boxes 40-61, 82-83, OV 85) Series 5: Artifacts, 1953-2002, undated (Boxes 69-76, 84)
Access Note / Rights:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility. This collection is publication restricted by the donor.
The papers of LeRoy Neiman measure approximately 70.5 linear feet and date from 1938-2005. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, project files, printed material and artifacts documenting the career of the American painter LeRoy Neiman.
LeRoy Neiman papers, 1938-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
LeRoy Neiman has been described as the most popular living painter in America. While strikingly original, his work reflects the varied influences of Toulouse-Lautrec, Dufy, the New York Social Realists, and the Abstract Expressionists. Probably best known as a portrayer of sporting and social events, he virtually invented the modern genre of sports art and remains its most accomplished and acclaimed practitioner.
The papers of artist LeRoy Neiman were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2005 by LeRoy Neiman.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001