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PROGRAM HISTORY
& OVERVIEW

In March of 1990, while working as the Director of Scouting for the San Francisco Giants, our Founder Larry Harper met Mr. LeRoy Neiman, who had been commissioned to paint 'Bay Area Baseball', the official art of the 1989 World Series. Larry and LeRoy struck up a lifelong friendship and the partnership that eventually grew into the first of many youth art centers.

Good Tidings builds two LeRoy Neiman Art Studios for Youth each year at a deserving school, rec center, Boys and Girls Club, etc.. Art has a unique ability to impact children. It allows children to express themselves without a right or wrong way. Unlike other activities like music or athletics, which require special equipment or skill, art does not discriminate against those with fewer resources. For underserved youth or those speaking English as a second language, art is an even more important medium through which they can communicate their feelings.

Previous Art Studios have been built at New Traditions School in San Francisco, Amesti School in Watsonville, Pier 9 in San Francisco, DeMarillac Academy in San Francisco, Union Settlement in East Harlem and Eastside Prep in East Palo Alto, The Rock Teen Center in Phoenix and Kelly High School in Chicago.

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ABOUT
LEROY NEIMAN

America’s Greatest Artist and Good Tidings Foundation Founding Partner passed away in New York on June 20, 2012. In his 91 years, he gave us so many gifts through his colorful, expressionistic artwork. He was an innovator on so many fronts and lived one of the most interesting lives of all time. Affectionately known as the rapscallion with the handlebar mustache, Neiman defined the world in vibrant color and took special pleasure in connecting with his wide-ranging fans and collectors. Neiman, who sold more art than any other artist ever, has authored 15 books and Amazon.com lists 184 titles in which he is a contributor or the contributing artist.

His archives are part of the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution. He was the official artist of just about everything – the Olympics, MLB, NFL, NHL, the Masters, Halls of Fame, America’s Cup, Presidents and Heads of State. He called Frank Sinatra and Mohammed Ali his close friends.

It all began at the age of ten, on his grade school playground of St. Vincent’s in Duluth, when he began plying his trade as a tattoo artist to his classmates. His legacy will forever inspire other young artists at the Art Studios in his name.

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Good Tidings' LeRoy Neiman Art Studios were recently featured in Interior Design Magazine and Architectural Digest.

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