Julius E. F. Gipkens was a German painter, illustrator and graphic designer.
Julius Gipkens was born in Hannover, Germany. Gipkens was self-taught and found inspiration in Lucian Bernhard's work, eventually contributing greatly to the Sachplakat (Plakatstil) style himself. Gipkens moved to Berlin and started working. Alongside Lucian Bernhard, Hans Rudi Erdt and Julius Klinger he was employed on an exclusive contract with Hollerbaum & Schmidt. He created posters for Germany during World War I. After the war, he created illustrations for advertising and design firms, and newspapers. He immigrated to the United States in 1933.