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Sigmund Laufer

Born, 1920, Berlin, Germany
Died, 2007, New York, NY
Graduated Gymnasium, Berlin, 1936
Emigrated to Palestine, 1936-1947
Emigrated to New York City, 1947


1949 Jewish Museum, NY (group show)
1954 Louisco Gallery (two person show)
1956 FAR Gallery, NY (solo show)
1959 City Center Gallery, NY (group show)
1961 Prints: 1961, Associated American Artists Gallery, NY (group show)
1961 Art Association, Provincetown, MA (group show)
1962 Art Association, Provincetown, MA (group show)
1962 Pratt Graphic Talent, Lever House, NY (group show)
1963 American Watercolors, Prints, and Drawings, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (group show)
1964 100 Contemporary Prints, Pratt Graphic Art Center,
Jewish Museum (group show)
1965 Recent Drawings and Prints, AFI Gallery, 1067 Madison Ave., NY
(solo show)
1966 Proute Gallery, Paris, France (group show)
1966 15th National Print Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum (group show)
1967 AAA Gallery, NY (group show)
1967 Life and Work of Nelly Sachs, Leo Baeck Institute, NY
1969 21st National Exhibition of Prints, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (group show with catalogue)
1970 Paul Kessler Gallery, Provincetown, MA (group show)
1972 Phoenix Gallery, NY (two person show)
1974 Art Association, Provincetown, MA (group show)
1981 Pratt Graphics Center Annual Competition and Exhibition (group show)
2004 Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, NY (group show)
2009 Auction of Early Provincetown Art, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA (auction)
2010 Spring Auction of Early Provincetown Art, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA (auction)
2010 Fall Auction of Early Provincetown Art, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA (auction)
2010 Graphic Art of the Holocaust, The Arthur N. Gilbert Collection, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, Colorado (group show)
2011 Sigmund Laufer: Holocaust Prints, Brodsky Gallery, Kelly Writer's House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (solo show)
2012 Sigmund Laufer: Holocaust Prints, Memorial Library, NY (solo show)
2013 Etched in Memory: Graphic Art of the Holocaust, Prints from the Arthur Gilbert Collection, Singer Gallery, Mizel Arts & Culture Center, Denver, Colorado (group show)
2013 Children in the Holocaust: The Arthur Gilbert Collection, David and Laura Merage Foundation Art Gallery, Hillel of Colorado, Denver, Colorado (group show)

Public Collections

Metropolitan Museum, NY
National Library, Paris, France
N.B.C. Headquarters, NY
Brooklyn Museum, NY
National Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Yad Vashem Memorial, Jerusalem, Israel
Kupferstich-Kabinett, Berlin, Germany

Selected Private Collections

Roslyn Abrahams and Bruce Pandolfini, Susan Bee and Charles Bernstein, Ruth Brand, Ina Cholst, Al Filreis, Tom Ferguson and Abigail Laufer, Arthur Gilbert, Margot and Atarik Katz, Angelo Lomeo, Beatrice Kachuck, Daniel Markus, Nick Piombino and Toni Simon, Rina Rotholz, Lore Rubin, Eve Rubinstein, Robert Speiser, Andre Unger, Gail and Sam Zimmerman


Artist’s Writings
Art Voices, Vol. 4, No. 1, Winter 1965, p. 79. “The Artists Say: Illustrated Statements by Artists.”
Prentice-Hall Executive Report, Jan. 25, 1964. “The Graphic Arts: Their Significance for Business and Culture in the U.S.

Special Editions
Le Grosse Margot, Poem by Francois Villon. Portfolio of 8 color intaglios with calligraphic text
Holocaust, Poem by Nelly Sachs. Nine black and white illustrations and calligraphy in a limited edition bound book

Sigmund Laufer: Prints and Drawings, Preface by Fritz Neugass, Pharos Press, NY, 1964.


Art News, Vol. 63, No. 9, Jan. 1965. “Sigmund Laufer.” M.B.
AufBau Magazine, Jan. 29, 1965. “Sigmund Laufer.” B.F. Dolbin.
Frankfurter Allgemeine, Germany. Mar. 4, 1965. “Kunst in Amerika.” Fritz Neugass.
La Revue Moderne, Paris, France. July 1, 1966. “Exposition Nationale du Brooklyn Museum: Sigmund Laufer.”
New York Herald Tribune, Jan. 30, 1965. “Sigmund Laufer.” John Gruen.
Suddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, Germany. April 5, 1965. “Kunst in USA.”