Jan Keith Lipes is a painter in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, who previously worked as an emergency physician at Doylestown Hospital. In 1991, after being diagnosed for eight years with multiple sclerosis, Dr. Lipes reached the point of re-prioritizing his life and turned to a career in painting.
Dr. Lipes minored in art history and majored in literature while doing his pre-medical work at City College of New York. He later did a summer workshop at the Art Students League in Woodstock in between his medical school studies at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. His life went through a dramatic change from multiple sclerosis; he was even forced to learn to use his non-dominant hand to paint.
Dr. Lipes won an award from the historic Phillips’ Mill 72nd annual Juried Exhibition for “First Place In the Style of the New Hope School.” He has been the recipient of the First Place Award at the Fox Chase Cancer Center Art Exhibit. In April of 2002, the Newman Gallery in Philadelphia selected Dr. Lipes to be the featured artist in a special exhibit.