Wulf Barsch was born in Reudnitz, Germany on August 27, 1943. He is now an American citizen. Barsch received a rigorous Bauhaus training in Germany from master students of Kandinsky and Klee. During his student years he became interested in the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism and the work of Mark Tobey, a devout Bahai.
Barsch studied also at Brigham Young University where he received a Master of Arts degree in 1970, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1971. He taught at Utah Technical College and Brigham Young University. He has won many awards in the United States and internationally for prints and paintings.
Energetic, brilliant, spiritual describe him and his work; his striking use of color in brilliant juxtapositions and subtle washes has earned him a reputation as one of the most exciting colorists in the West. He is also an accomplished printmaker.
Written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California.
Katherine Nelson in Artnews, Summer 1986
Who's Who in American Art, R.R. Bowker, 1993-4