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Wulf Barsch

Visual Artist

Wulf Erich Barsch von Benedikt (born August 27, 1943 Reudnitz, Germany) is a Latter-day Saint artist and professor at Brigham Young University (BYU). Barsch was born in Bohemia which after World War II became a part of Czechoslovakia and is now part of the Czech Republic. While his full name is Wulf Erich Barsch von Benedikt, he uses Wulf Barsch as his professional name. He studied under Bauhaus Masters, who were themselves Master Students of Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1966, and subsequently served a mission for the LDS Church in Northern California. Barsch received a masters degree equivalent in Germany from Werkkenschule, Hanover in 1968, and from BYU with a Master of Arts degree in 1970, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1971, and then joined the faculty at BYU in 1972. Barsch was a leader in the second wave of the Art and Belief Movement. He retired from teaching at BYU in 2010. In 1975 Barsch won the Rome Prize. His work is recognized as some of the better modern religious art work. His works include "Book of Abraham". In 2011 his work "The Book of Walking Forth by Day" was included in an exhibit of art by  ( Wikipedia article )

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1943-08-27

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