Roxann Poppe Leibenhaut - Girl in Pink (detail)

Roxann Poppe Leibenhaut

United States 1952


Roxann Poppe Leibenhaut
Roxann Poppe Leibenhaut
United States
November 9, 2015
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Roxann Poppe Leibenhaut is an American artist best known for her paintings depicting a small town life – a beach life and everyday situations and sights.

At the Beach

Roxann Poppe Leibenhaut - People in the Water, 2013
Roxann Poppe Leibenhaut – People in the Water, 2013

Roxann was born in 1952, in Warren, a city in Macomb County in Michigan, US. She attended the Lyme Academy of Fine Art, Michigan State University, and Northern Michigan University.

From the very beginning of her career, Poppe was developing her fascination with the relationship between color and shape. She focused on object, usually man-made object, such as phone poles, trucks or beach accessories.

Plein Air Painting

Roxann Poppe Leibenhaut - Coolidge Corner and Subway , 2013
Roxann Poppe Leibenhaut – Coolidge Corner and Subway , 2013

Roxann belongs to the circle of artist in love with plein air paintings. Not bad company to be in, at all – Monet, Camille Pissarro, or Renoir advocated plein air painting. Poppe recognized this as her style as she really likes to simply paint what she sees, to find a story behind every scene, no matter how dull or prosaic it looks at the first sight.

Leibenhaut is an artist member of the Connecticut Women Artists, the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, and the Plein Air Painters of Hawaii.

The artist is represented by EBK Gallery.

Roxann Poppe Leibenhaut currently lives and works in Harford, Connecticut.

Featured image: Roxann Poppe Leibenhaut – Girl in Pink (detail)
All artwork images courtesy of EBK Gallery

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2014Roxann Poppe LeibenhautEBK Gallery [small works] Hartford, CTSolo
2014Ct Women Artists Members Juried ExhibitionSusan Ballek JurorGroup
2013Ct Women Artists Members ShowVivian Zoe, JurorGroup
2013Artwalk 2013 ExhibitWest Hartford Art LeagueGroup
2013Ct Women Artists Open Juried ShowDouglas Hyland jurorGroup
2013Art Around West End ArtistsWalking Tour and Open StudioGroup
2013In The Pink Juried ExhibitionSix Summit GalleryGroup
2013NBMAA The Nor’ EasterLexi Lee Sullivan, JurorGroup
201310th Anniversary ExhibitionSusan Powell Fine ArtGroup
2013Ct Plein Air Painters Society Annual ExhibitionDon Demers, JurorGroup
2012Got Art? Cityscapes in Oil Featuring Roxann LeibenhautGlastonbury Art GuildGroup
2012Along the ShoreSusan Powell Fine ArtGroup
2011CT Women Artists InvitationalSix Summitt Gallery, IvorytonGroup
2011Beach Life / City LifeSusan Powell Fine ArtSolo
2010Summer in ConnecticutSusan Powell Fine ArtGroup
2010CT Women Artists Open Juried ShowAlyssa Monks, JurorGroup
2010Group ShowJohn Ely House, New HavenGroup
2009CT Women Artists Open Juried ShowClaudia Seymour, JurorGroup
2009Group ShowJorgensen GalleryGroup
2009Group ShowBowery Gallery, National Competition, Paul Resika, JurorGroup
2009Painting the RiverConnecticut River MuseumGroup
2009Group ShowCT Plein Air Painters Society Annual ExhibitionGroup
2008CT Women Artists Open Juried ShowPatricia Miranda, JurorGroup
2008Group ShowArtworks GalleryGroup
2008Along the ShoreSusan Powell Fine ArtGroup
2008Roxann Poppe LeibenhautDuncaster Gallery, West BloomfieldSolo
2008Hunt Hill Farm Gallery ShowGregory James, JurorGroup
2008Group ShowCT Plein Air Painters Society Annual ExhibitionGroup
2008Group ShowPlein Air Painters of Hawaii Annual Members ShowGroup
2007The 11th Annual Wet Paint ShowMaritime Gallery, Mystic, CTGroup
2007New Works by Gallery & Invited ArtistsSusan Powell Fine ArtGroup
2007CT Plein Air Painters Society Annual ExhibitionChristopher Magadini, JurorGroup
2006Group ShowBowery Gallery, National CompetitionGroup
2006Roxann Poppe LeibenhautOliver Wolcott Gallery, Litchfield, CTSolo
2006Summer in ConnecticutLandscape and Shoreline Views, Susan Powell Fine ArtGroup
2006CT Plein Air Painters Society Annual ExhibitionDon Stone, JurorGroup
2005National CompetitionBowery GalleryGroup
2005Group ShowConnecticut River Plein Air InvitationalGroup
2005Connecticut Women Artists Members ShowKitty Sweet Winslow, JurorGroup
2004Group ShowAllied Artists of America 91st ExhibitGroup
2004Art of New EnglandLyme Art Association, Burton Silverman, JurorGroup
2003American Artist Professional LeagueGrand NationalGroup
2003Group ShowAllied Artists of American 90th ExhibitGroup