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14/03/2018

LeRoy Joseph Runquist was born in St. Paul, Minn

LeRoy Joseph Runquist was born in St. Paul, Minn., on June 8, 1921. When his mother remarried, he took the surname of a stepfather.

He served in the Army during World War II, including the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge, and painted murals on the walls of mess halls. After the war, he studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he later taught figure drawing for 10 years.

(by LeRoy Neiman American Gold)

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