MALCOLM LIEPKE was born in 1953 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He 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. Liepke and Milt Kobayashi are friends and former roommates with similar styles.
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, National Academy of Design and the National Arts Club. Malcolm Leipke’s work focuses on figurative paintings and drawings of intimate moments of sensual pleasure and introspection.
SOLO SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS
2014 – Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2010 – Albemarle Gallery London
2007-2010 – Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, NY
2006 – Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2003 – Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2002-2005 – Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, NY
2001 – DNFA Gallery, Pasadena, CA
1999-2000 – Mendenhall Gallery, Pasadena, CA
1998-2000 – Albemarle Gallery, London , UK
1997 – USARTISTS’97, Philadelphia
1996-2001 – Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY
1996 – P & C Fine Arts, Washington, DC
1996-1999 – Mendenhall Gallery, Los Angeles
1995 – White Oak Gallery, Minneapolis
1995-1999 – Newbury Fine Arts, Boston
1992-1995 – Art Asia – Hong Kong
1991 – Art Miami International Art Fair
COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS
The Brooklyn Museum
The Smithsonian Museum
Indiana Museum of Art
National Academy of Design
National Museum of Sport
American Can Co.
Donna Karan NY Newsweek Magazine
H.J. Heinz Company
Mobil Oil Corporation