Jürgen Reipka was born 1936 in Hanover. From 1960 until 1963 he studied at the Art Academy in Bremen taught by Johannes HYPERLINK "http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Schreiter"Schreiter and from 1963 until 1968 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich instructed by Josef Oberberger. From 1973 he himself taught as a professor in Munich and was president of the academy during the years 1976 until 1979.
Further Reipka is a member of the Association of German Artists, the “New Group” of Munich as well as of the executive committee of the exhibition management of Haus der Kunst in Munich.
Since 1964 he presented his works in more than 400 exhibitions; either in cooperation or as solo artist. Today, his works can be found in several collections, among them the Bavarian State's Art Collection, the State’s Art Collection in Stuttgart and the State’s Graphics Collection in Munich.