LeRoy-Neiman-Obituary

Photo courtesy of Frank E. Campbell The Funeral Chapel

LeRoy Neiman

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Godspeed LeRoy, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Rest LeRoy, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

I was an Excutive Director at Knoedler & Co, for 4 years 1979-1983 and was a marketing/PR driver for Le Roy Neiman graphics.. even though they were sold primarily thru Hammer Galleries (then owned by Dr Armand Hammer.] LeRoy would come to Knoedler's posh conference room to do a ritual signing of his work...the rituals were a great bottle of expensive champagne, and a primo Cuban cigar. On one side of the long conference table would be a pile of unsigned Neiman serigraphs, an edition of...

LeRoy changed my life forever in the most positive way. He and his art will live on. With love, Lynn

The first time I saw Leroy Neiman was on the Merv Griffin show I was about sixteen most guest's sit and talk after all it is a talk show but forever the consumate proffessional he made a portrait drawing of "Merv" on the spot on camera and answered questions talking about his life and work before millions of veiwers cool as can be. That made me realize that a life in art was an exciting, noble,respectable and lucritive
Proffession. Years later I met Janet and Mr. Neiman at an...

Leroy

REST IN PEACE KNOWING YOU PROVIDED SO MUCH JOY FOR SO MANY PEOPLE WITH YOUR ART. YOU HAVE BRIGHTENED OUR WORLD. YOU WILL BE REMMEBERED AS ONE OF THE 'GREATEST''

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

I have been a fan of Mr. Neiman's art for over 40 years. I got up the courage to call his studio about twenty years ago and was talking with a nice gentleman about Mr. Neiman's art and how much I was drawn to it and how it started my interest in painting. At the end of the 25 minute conversation I asked what his name was and he humbly said he was Leroy. I nearly dropped the phone. What a wonderful Man, Artist, and American he was! God Bless him! Gordon Cruickshank, Fairfax, VA

I have fond memories from 1975 of trying to convince Leroy Neiman that it would be a good idea for me to drive a van loaded with his paintings from NYC back to Saint Paul for a hometown exhibition. He was somewhat skeptical but he did very generously risk his treasures and we have not forgotten! Our condolences to all.

I have been out of touch for quite some time; however, just knowing that I must think of him as no longer occupying space on earth is so sad.