Few artists can claim the success and artistic repertoire Jeremy Lipking has attained. 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.
The son of painter and illustrator Ronald Lipking, Lipking became interested in art as a young child. He 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 daily and close friends.
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 seventy-five greatest artists of all time.
Lipking is most drawn to the desert and mountain wilderness of the American Southwest, spending much of each summer gathering inspiration by sketching and painting on location, where he often combines the human figure and 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 Indians.