A clean, fresh copy of the 1983 hard cover book "Winners/My Thirty Years in Sports", hand signed and inscribed to the previous owners, by the famous late American artist of all things sports, LEROY NEIMAN (1921-2012). The 13 1/4" by 10 1/4" handsome, lavishly illustrated book is really one of the finest Neiman books, nicely organized by sport, with many paintings and drawings illustrated, most shown in color. There is no dust jacket. Only the lightest dust and soiling on the cloth covers. A most interesting book for the sports art collector. The Minnesota-born Neiman worked as an illustrator in Chicago in the mid 1950's, when a chance encounter with Hugh Hefner launched what we now recognize as a meteoric career documenting sports both major and minor, in a distinctive, color-filled, impressionist style. Neiman was also in his lifetime something of the showman, a flamboyant presence, that adding to his fame. The artist's famous signature is actually reproduced on his headstone in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York City.
LEROY NEIMAN (1921-2012) signed and inscribed 1983 book "Winners" by the famous American sports artist