George Liebert is a painter, printmaker, and teacher based in Chicago. By beginning with traditional pleine aire studies, and filtering them through digital and print media before incorporating them into his paintings, Liebert examines the longing for, and alienation from nature.
Education also plays a critical role in his practice, with teaching, and studio practice supporting one another. He has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the painting department since 1979. He has also taught in the first year program, and the print media department at SAIC. For two years he taught in a semester abroad program in San Miguel de Allende, GTO Mexico for the School of the Art Institute. The past three years he has been teaching at Korea University in the International Summer Campus.
Liebert was the resident director, and associate program director for Ox Bow Summer School of Painting from 1989 until 2003. After Liebert left Ox Bow a scholarship was endowed in his name to honor his achievement as an artist and teacher.