Gladys Lipton Paintings


Gladys C. Lipton

photo of Gladys Lipton

My artwork allows me to express myself viscerally, choosing colors that appear to clash in order to create something that is vibrant and perhaps even unexpeccted. I hope that viewers will get a little agitated and ask themselves, "I wonder what she's getting at." Putting yourself in an uncomfortable situation can be good for you because it helps you grow and propels you into bigger and better things. The viewer becomes an active participant in enjoying and interpreting the works. This empowers the viewer and that pleases me!

Gladys Lipton began painting in earnest only a few years ago. She had her first solo art show at the Friendship Heights Village Art Gallery. Since then, she has had several more solo shows and has participated in shows at the Women’s Club of Chevy Chase, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington and the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland.

Before turning to painting, Gladys had a full and rich career teaching French and Spanish. She coordinated language programs in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and at UMBC’s Outreach Program. She ran an international language camp for young children and served as a consultant to school districts and universities in the US and abroad.

Solo shows:

2017"Lively and Lustrous," Friendship Heights Village Center, Chevy Chase, Maryland
2017"Audacious and Appealing," River Road Unitarian Church, Bethesda, Maryland
2016"Interaction and Interest," National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
2015"Color and Chaos," Friendship Heights Gallery, Chevy Chase, Maryland
 Founders Hall Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville, Rockville, Maryland
 "It's Amazing: Motion and Mystique," Bethesda Library, Bethesda, Maryland

Group Shows:

2016Artomatic 2016, Potomac, Maryland
2016Impressions, The Takoma Park Community Center Atrium Gallery, Takoma Park, Maryland
201540th Annual Community Art Show, Womens Club of Chevy Case, Chevy Chase, Maryland
 "A Lifetime of Perspective," Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Rockville, Maryland
2014Annual Group Show, Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, Maryland


2016Creating Abstracts Workshop, Takoma Park Community Center Art Room, Takoma Park, Maryland
Description: Workshop to show adults and children (ages 12 and up) how to create their own 2-dimensional abstract art work and coloring book pages


"Understanding Abstract Art: A Personal Exploration for the General Public," Beacon Newspapers, Thursday, December 29, 2016

"Backstage Takoma Interview with Gladys Lipton,"


Ruben, Barbara "Linquist Uncovers Her Inner Artist," Beacon Newspapers, Vol. 27 No. 4, April 2015

"Gladys Lipton Talks Art with Larry Smith," Good Morning Washington on WJLA ABC 7 (video)

Ruben, Barbara "Linquist Uncovers Her Inner Artist," Beacon Newspapers, Vol. 27 No. 4, April 2015 (or, .pdf of full edition here → )

Golubcow, Molly, "Words of Wisdom from 91-year-old Gladys Lipton," Montgomery Magazine, April/May 2015 (or, .pdf with larger type here → )

Nania, Rachel, "At 91, Bethesda Painter Lands First Art Show", WTOP, January 2015 (copy)

"On Exhibit in January", Friendship Heights Village News, January 2015 (copy)


Bachelor of Arts, Brooklyn College, New York

Masters, University of Maine, Maine

Doctorate,  New York University, New York


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