Photo of Illustrator Neal Portnoy, Taken by Ed Foster

About Neal Portnoy

Active in philanthropic causes, Neal was commissioned by the Children’s Miracle Network to create a multi-action portrait of long-time Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski; sales of this print will help fund a new wing for the Duke Children’s Hospital. Neal’s illustration of professional football player Doug Flutie, “Flutie Through the Years,” was created for a print series to raise money for the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. He’s also very active with St. Judes Ranch for Children in Las Vegas and The Jimmy Fund, the fundraising wing of the Dana-Farber Cancer Research Institute in Boston, MA

Multi-Action Portrait of Mike Krzyzewski by Neal Portnoy
Illustration of Doug Flutie by Neal Portnoy
Tom Brady Illustration by Neal Portnoy

Speaking of sports, Neal has illustrated more than 700 programs and media guide covers for NCAA schools such as Michigan State University, University of Virginia, UCLA, Wake Forest University, University of Washington, and Southern Illinois University, to name a few. In addition, he has created limited edition commemoratives for Michigan State University, Yale University, Holy Cross College, and Colgate University. As an athlete himself – a former baseball player and current college pitching coach – Neal uses his personal experience, love of sports, and artistic talent to bring his subjects to life and to give the illustration an evocative quality that leaves the viewer with a sense of the subject’s personality and appeal.  All this has earned him the title of “The Norman Rockwell of Sports Artists.” 

In the corporate world, Neal Portnoy Caricature Show adds humor and fun to corporate events, trade shows, and more. Corporations such as Norton/Saint Gobain, Citizens Bank, Iron Mountain Incorporated, Allmerica Financial, Reebok, Starter, Top Flite / Spaulding Worldwide, United Healthcare, and ESPN bring Neal on board to provide quick sketch caricature art, entertain audiences, and enrich attendees’ experiences.

Caricatures, portraits, sports art, live caricature art entertainment, commissioned art… you name it, and Neal does it. His work defies labels – you just have to come see it for yourself.

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Illustrator Neal Portnoy with the Cast of Human Nature Jukebox
Neal Portnoy with Caricature Subject Sheldon Adelson

Thru the Years........

Master Illustrator Neal Portnoy

Better than any photo!

It is a long-established fact that a photograph can bring back a rush of memories when scrutinized by one of its subjects, but it is also a fact that a photo of a person, pet, or anything imaginable reproduced by the human hand can bring an extra dimension of appreciation to the rendered version of the photo. Take a journey into the world of the Portnoy Print Gallery and enjoy the renderings of this master illustrator. 

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Print of Couple, Portnoy Gallery