Wulf Barsch

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Wulf Erich Barsch von Benedikt
Wulf Barsch lecturing at BYU.jpg
Wulf demonstrating proper riding technique of a tricycle (BYU, 2007).
Born August 27, 1943
Nationality United States
Known for painting
Awards Prix de Rome 1975

Wulf Erich Barsch von Benedikt (born August 27, 1943 in Reudnitz[disambiguation needed], Germany) is a Latter-day Saint artist and professor at Brigham Young University (BYU).[1][2]


Barsch was born in Reudnitz[disambiguation needed], Germany. 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 (LDS Church) in 1966, and subsequently served a mission for the LDS Church in northern California.

Barsch received a master's degree equivalent in Germany from Werkkenschule, Hanover in 1968,[3] a Master of Arts degree from BYU in 1970, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from BYU in 1971,[1] and then joined the faculty at BYU in 1972.[4] Barsch was a leader in the second wave of the Art and Belief Movement.[5] 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 Mormon art at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Wulf Barsch - Artist, Art - Wulf Erich Barsch". Askart.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Wulf Barsch". IFPDA. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  3. ^ "Wulf E. Barsch - Marriott Library - The University of Utah". Lib.utah.edu. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  4. ^ Utah art, Utah artists: 150 year survey, Authors Vern G. Swanson, Robert S. Olpin, Gibbs Smith, 2001, ISBN 978-1-58685-111-8
  5. ^ "World View: The Museum of Church History and Art's Exhibit for the 2002 Winter Olympics". Meridianmagazine.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  6. ^ Church News March 19, 2011, p. 8.


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