Exodus #2, And they made their lives bitter with hard service

Peter Lipman-Wulf1960

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History
New York, United States

Profiled on a grey-blue background, with dabs of purple. A whip, lashes and tears in black convey accute and long suffering. Titled, numbered 2/50, dated and signed along bottom in pencil. One of a series of twenty, 91.14-91.33.


  • Title: Exodus #2, And they made their lives bitter with hard service
  • Creator: Lipman-Wulf, Peter
  • Date Created: 1960
  • Subject: Exodus, The
  • Repository: Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History
  • Physical Dimensions: w51.7 x h65 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.
  • Type: Woodcut
  • Rights: This material may be used for personal, research, and educational purposes only. Any other use without prior authorization is prohibited. Please contact LBI librarians at lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org for further information.
  • External Link: LBI Art Collection, Center for Jewish History
  • Medium: Ink on paper

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