Leepin was born in Latvia, then a state of Russian, in 1885, and died in Copenhagen in 1967.
He studied in St. Petersburg in 1906, and later travelled to Copenhagen where he was educated at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1908. He was a pupil of Laurits Tuxen, Viggo Johansen and Gotfred Rode. In the 1920s, he travelled to Paris, where he studied at various schools and was exhibited. Leepin was very inspired by early Scandinavian Modernism and worked primarily with figures and landscapes. His works are known for their bright colours and tight compositions where he often let green colours dominate his works. Leepin worked and travelled in Moscow in 1921 and stayed in Paris from 1923-26. Later he travelled to Italy and northern Africa where he travelled around from 1927 to 1930. Leepin felt a strong connection to Denmark and Danish art all trough his life and constantly returned to Denmark until his death in Copenhagen in 1967.
Kleis Gallery: 1911.
The Baltic Exhibition in Malmo, Sweden: 1914.
The Artists Fall Exhibition: 1916-1931.
Salon d’Automne, Paris : 1924.
Skive Museum of Fine Arts: 1950-1964.
Odense Museum of Fine Arts: 1959 and 1973.
Robert Leepin is listed in artprice.com where his nudes has been sold for $3,563.
(Bruun Rasmussen , Copenhagen. 26-04-1990. Lot no: 56)