Malcolm Liepke American, b. 1953


“I’m a figure painter, and I use figures to express what I want to say, to fit the statements I wish to make. I choose the things, large and small, from the artists I admire, to help me in the pursuit of human truth.”

– Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm Liepke was born in 1953 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He then moved to New York and began studying artists such as John Singer Sargent, Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Diego Velázquez, James McNeill Whistler, and Édouard Vuillard.


Leipke’s artworks have been presented on the covers of Time, Newsweek, Forbes and Fortune and are now in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution and the Brooklyn Museum. His work has been widely exhibited at venues such as the Pastel Society of America, the American Watercolor Society, the National Academy of Design, and the National Arts Club. Leipke’s work focuses on figurative paintings and drawings of intimate moments of sensual pleasure and introspection.

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