LeRoy Neiman is an American artist known for his brilliantly colored, semi-abstract paintings and screen prints of athletes and sporting events. Leroy Neiman was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He distinguished himself by drawing.In 1942, Leroy Neiman left high school to enlist in the US Army, where he spent four years before returning to St. Paul to finish his high school degree.Leroy Neiman studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois. LeRoy Neiman Painting and style are loved by millions of people throughout America and around the world. His art is unique. It stands alone, without any real comparison.