Wulf Barsch was born in Reudnitz, Bavaria in 1943. A painter and printmaker, Barsch’s metaphorical painting interprets mystical and spiritual themes. He lives in Boulder, Utah.
Barsch graduated from Werkkenschule in 1968. He began his art training in Germany with the master students of Paul Klee and Wassily Kadinsky. Barsch became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1966. He received his MA in printmaking from Brigham Young University in 1971 and his MFA in painting from BYU in 1972. He joined the BYU faculty in 1972.
Barsch won the American Academy in Rome Fellowship in Painting in 1975. He won the Western States Foundation Printmaking Award in 1980. His work was included in the 38th Corcoran Biennial. Other awards include the Printmaking Award from the Western States Art Foundation, an award for Excellence in Art from the Snowbird Institute, and the directors Award from the Springville Museum of Art. Book of Abraham (1984), Toward Thebes (1985), and Anduat (1982) which won the purchase award, are featured in the Springville Museum of Art permanent collection.