Received formal training at the January Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow under the tutelage of Jacek Malczewski as well as at the Jagiellonian University. Geppert also studied art in Paris between 1925 and 1927, as well as in 1957. He was a cofounder and the first rector of the first Higher School of the Arts in Wrocław.
Between 1950-1961 and 1966-1974 he had his own painting studio.
On April 25, 2008 Wrocław"s Academy of Fine Arts was renamed to commemorate him.