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June 20, 1980


Author Affiliations

American Medical Association Chicago


by LeRoy Neiman (Darlene Geis and Joan E. Fisher, eds), 350 pp, with illus, $85, New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1979.

JAMA. 1980;243(23):2442-2443. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300490060035

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Love of horses is an addiction that is every bit as compelling for some people as heroin is for others and often just as expensive. Many of us believe that the horse is nature's triumph. No more beautiful creature has graced this earth, and the horse has captured the imagination and inspired the art of many sculptors and painters. It is only natural, then, that one of today's most talented artists, Leroy Neiman, should devote much of his attention to the horse. Neiman has been sketching and painting horses for more than 30 years, and his work is to be seen in countless galleries, homes, and magazines, but for the first time we have been given the opportunity to see a major portion of his work in one magnificent volume.

Neiman is obviously a "horse addict," for he depicts horses in all their beauty, grace, high action, amusing habits, and