Everyday People: Mel Leipzig’s Figurative Realism

December 6, 2019 – April 19, 2020

New Jersey-based artist Mel Leipzig is heralded as one of today’s finest figurative realist painters. His subjects—family, friends, acquaintances, and fellow artists—occupy self-constructed places of identity, such as home or work, in subtle psychological portraits that place an equal importance on the setting. The exhibition features highlights from Leipzig’s career of over 60 years.

Member Preview and Reception

Thursday, December 5, 2019

6:00PM – 7:00PM Mel Leipzig viewing and reception (Museum Members only)
7:00PM – 8:00PM
Join Mel Leipzig, hailed by The New York Times as
“the Chekhov of Trenton” and “among the top New Jersey Realists,”
in an interview with Margaret O’Reilly, Executive Director of the New
Jersey State Museum (FREE for museum members; free with museum admission for non-members.
8:00PM – 9:00PM Mel Leipzig remains open


See this State of the Arts program on PBS, about Leipzig’s career.

Image Credit Top: Mel Leipzig, Francesca's Room,1991,acrylic on canvas. Photo 
courtesy of the Mel Leipzig Trust and Gallery Henoch,New York.


Dec 06 2019 - Apr 19 2020