Stephen Holland American Sports Artist: b. 1941. Stephen Holland has painted hundreds of sports paintings for commissions, lithographs, serigraphs, Giclee mid commercial ventures, Stephen Holland is best known for his magnificent portrait of to World's Greatest Athlete Muhammad Ali. Originally Stephen Holland Mohammed Ali was painted for the Silver Anniversary of the Victor Awards (honoring Ali as athlete of the Century), the painting was soon selected by Ali's wife as the image to represent him for his 50th birthday party. Giant posters of the painting flanked the landmark Wiltern Theatre in Hollywood, as thousands attended All's televised tribute. A limited edition, fine art lithograph has been issued, each numbered and signed by Muhammed Ali and Stephen Holland.