Malcolm T. Liepke

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Malcolm T Liepke (born October 31, 1953) is an American painter[1] born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[2] He studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, but dropped out after a year and a half. He moved to New York and began studying, on his own, artists such as John Singer Sargent, Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Diego Velázquez, James McNeill Whistler and Édouard Vuillard. In turn, his style has inspired others.

His art has been on the covers of Time, Newsweek, Forbes and Fortune. His artworks are now in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution and the Brooklyn Museum. Liepke's work has been widely shown and exhibited in the Pastel Society of America, the American Watercolor Society, National Academy of Design and the National Arts Club. Liepke's emphasis has been on figurative artworks. His paintings and drawings often focus on intimate moments of sensual pleasure and introspection. Malcolm T. Liepke has been selling out his exhibitions since his 1986 show at Eleanor Ettinger Gallery. There are now available at Arcadia Contemporary at least one large coffee table book on his art and several catalogs of his earlier shows.

He is represented by [[Passdena]'s [[Arcadia Contemporary] the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art in Telluride, Colorado Rukaj Gallery Toronto and Pontone Gallery London. An interview with Liepke appeared in the October 2006 issue of American Artist magazine.[3]


  1. ^ La Ferla, Ruth (November 5, 2002). "Front Row". The New York Times. Retrieved June 14, 2010.
  2. ^ Richard D North,"Art: Bosom studies". The Independent. London. March 26, 1998. Retrieved June 14, 2010.
  3. ^ Lynne Moss Perricelli, "Oil Painting: Malcolm T. Liepke: The Emotional Connection in Figure Paintings", American Artist, 15 October 2006