Few artists today can claim the success and artistic repertoire attained by Jeremy Lipking — fewer still can claim all of this 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, he creates art that is distinguished by a contemporary aesthetic and modern subject matter.
The son of painter and illustrator Ronald Lipking, Lipking’s interest in art started as a young child. He enrolled in the California Art Institute, where his burgeoning talent soon became evident. He quickly found his own way and the unique ethereal style that has made him famous. An enrolled member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of the historic Lake Superior Band of Chippewa Indians, Lipking is most drawn to the desert and mountain wilderness of the American Southwest. He spends 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. Many of his 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, as well as the Best in Show and Purchase Award 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.