Sylvia Lippmann creates acrylic abstract paintings of landscapes and florals. She is primarily a a self-taught artist who has studied privately with several abstract painters for over two years. She minored in art as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois and Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, and has taken many continuing education painting classes. Specific artists that influence her work include Richard Diebenkorn, Georgia O’Keefe, Wayne Thiebaud, and contemporary abstract artists, Ann Hart Marquis, Lisa Pressman, and Rebecca Crowell.

Before becoming a full-time artist, Sylvia worked as a special education teacher and community college coordinator. She lives in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois with her husband, Dan, a licensed clinical social worker. They have three grown children. Sylvia enjoys having easy access to the Art Institute of Chicago, where she takes classes and finds continual inspiration.