Liepke was born in Minneapolis, educated in California (Art Center College of Design in Pasadena) and ultimately moved to New York. His work has frequently been used by high profile news magazines on their covers and is in the collection of the Smithsonian (among many others). There is an intimacy to his work, subjects are shown close, either staring down the viewer or caught in some private act (often simple things). The body may be the focus or the face. In some of his work only the body is shown. His work shows something all great portraiture does--the humanity of the subjects. They are not like a vase or bowl full of oranges on a table in Liepke's work; they live and breath.
The gallery shows work by Modern and Contemporary artists from Europe and North America. Their exhibits are usually in conjunction with museums and other institutions. The artists are generally critically acclaimed and work in a variety of media.