Orpheus with a lyre on ship's bow, other figures stand behind him. Titled, signed and dated along bottom. Numbered AP4 (Artist's proof).
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Title: Was it not for this very language for which Orpheus had striven when, in search of Eurydice, he made ready for the descent into the realm of shades? #7
Creator: Lipman-Wulf, Peter
Date Created: 1982
Subject: Orpheus (Greek mythology)
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History
Physical Dimensions: w38 x h56 cm
Artist Biography: Peter Lipman-Wulf was born in Berlin and studied at the Berlin Academy. He left Germany in 1933 when the Nazis came to power. He immigrated to France in 1933 and in 1939 he was interned in the Les Milles camp in southern France. He immigrated to the United States in 1947. Lipman-Wulf worked in wood, bronze, and ceramics in a semi-abstract style that often reflected the influence of German Expressionism. In New York, he won a Guggenheim Fellowship, among other awards, and many commissions. He taught art at Queens College (City University of New York) and Adelphi University for many years, and published articles on art education in Leonardo and other journals. He exhibited his work at galleries in New York City and had a retrospective at the Jewish Museum in 1961. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the British Museum in London and the National Museum in Berlin.
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