Few artists today can claim the success and artistic reputation attained by Jeremy Lipking, and fewer still can claim it all before reaching 40 years of age. A realist figurative painter who claims John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, and the Taos Society of Artists as major influences, Lipking creates art that is distinguished by a contemporary aesthetic and modern subject matter.
As the son of painter and illustrator Ronald Lipking, Lipking became interested in art as a young child. He soon enrolled in the California Art Institute, where his burgeoning talent became evident as he devoted himself to serious study. He quickly found his own way and the unique ethereal style that has made him famous. Many of his well-known paintings feature his wife, Danielle, and their daughter, Skylar.
In 2014 Lipking won the Prix de West Purchase Award at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Prix de West Invitational Art Show and Sale, as well as Best in Show and Purchase Awards at the Art Renewal Center’s International ARC Salon. In 2013, American Artist magazine named him one of the 75 greatest artists of all time.
Lipking is most drawn to the desert and mountain wilderness of the American Southwest, spending much of the summer gaining inspiration by sketching and painting on location, where he often combines the human figure and the landscape of the Southwest into a single work. Lipking is an enrolled member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of the historic Lake Superior Band of Chippewa.