Died a famous American artist Leroy Niman

Died a famous American artist Leroy NimanOne of the most famous American artists Leroy Niemann, world-famous for its vivid and expressive sketches of sporting events, died Wednesday in new York at the age of 91, reports ITAR-TASS.Niman has earned universal recognition primarily as the author of colorful sketches of stars of sport and music, including Muhammad Ali and Frank Sinatra. He was the official artist of five Olympic games, starting in 1972 in Munich and ending in 1984 in Los Angeles. In addition, for many years the artist has collaborated with Playboy magazine.In 1972, during the match for the world chess crown between the Soviet grandmaster Boris Spassky and American Bobby Fischer in Reykjavik Niemann live did sketches for the viewers.In 1977 the artist created the painting "view of the red square". Also known for his series of works depicting Moscow's Bolshoi theatre. In 1988, he held an exhibition of works by American in the State Tretyakov gallery, organized by the Ministry of culture of the USSR.The work of Niemann are expositions of many museums, including the Hermitage Museum in Petersburg, as well as private collections. He is recognized as one of the most commercially successful American artists.In addition, he is the author of 15 books, the latest of which was released on June 8, shortly before his 91st birthday. Source: Dead famous American artist Leroy Niman.

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