Malcolm T. Liepke is a self-taught 1953-born artist from Minneapolis known for his splendid style paintings strongly influenced by John Singer Sargent, Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Diego Velázquez. His work summarizes the lessons of these great artists that he reinterprets to represent the deepest emotions of portrayed subjects.
His protagonists are beautiful women in glamorous settings, captured with fluid and full-bodied brushstrokes that reveal a certain sensuality of a voyeuristic type. The technique used by Malcolm is to take a cue from a photograph, which is then processed in the form of a painting. Each portrait contains emotions of joy, pain and love (the couple scenes are very reminiscent of Toulouse-Lautrec), arousing empathy in the viewer.
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