Mel Leipzig

Mel Leipzig (b. 1935, Brooklyn, NY) is a Trenton, NJ-based figurative artist. He studied at The Cooper Union in New York City, at the Yale University School of Art and Architecture, and at the Pratt Institute, where he received an MFA in 1972. Some of his notable mentors include Josef Albers, Will Barnet, and Neil Welliver.


Over his distinguished career, Leipzig received a Fulbright Grant, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, four grants for painting from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, and one from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2006, he was elected to the National Academy of Design. He has had over 45 one-person exhibitions, and in 1998, he was the subject of a retrospective at the New Jersey State Museum.


Leipzig's works are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Academy of Design, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the New Jersey State Museum, the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania, and the White House Collection, among others. His paintings are represented in numerous private and corporate collections.