Bearded man embracing a boy, who is holding a Kylix. Titled, signed and dated along bottom. Numbered AP6 (Artist's proof). The outline of a Greek structure is embossed in the background.
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Title: When gripped by the beauty of Alexis, he had thought to sing for the boy, #11
Creator: Lipman-Wulf, Peter
Date Created: 1974
Subject: Broch, Hermann
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History
Physical Dimensions: w37.8 x h55.1 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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