LeRoy Neiman (1921-2012), born LeRoy Runquist in St. Paul, Minnesota, was an American artist known for his Expressionist figurative works and serigraphs featuring sporting events and leisure activities. He studied at the St. Paul School of Art and then at the Art Institute of Chicago. The artist used action style painting and first used this technique in Idle Boats (1953). He exhibited at the Chicago Art Exhibition and Washington, D.C.'s Corcoran Gallery of Art's American 25th Biennial Exhibition. Many of his images have appeared in the form of etchings, lithographs, silkscreen prints, and sculptures as well as paintings in the permanent collections of public and private museums and other institutions worldwide.