Käthe Kollwitz, ‘Selbstbildnis (Self Portrait)’, 1921, Print, Etching, Childs Gallery
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Käthe Kollwitz

Selbstbildnis (Self Portrait), 1921

Etching
8 3/8 × 10 3/8 in
21.3 × 26.4 cm
$8,500
Location
Boston
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Childs Gallery
Boston

Klipstein 155 vi-vii/VII. Signed with signature stamp (Klipstein 8) lower right. This …

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Käthe Kollwitz
German, 1867–1945
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Considered one of Germany’s most important early 20th-century artists, Käthe Kollwitz captured the hardships suffered by the working class in drawings, paintings, and prints. Themes of war and poverty dominate Kollwitz’s oeuvre, with images of women grieving dead children a particularly important and recurring theme—an experience that Kollwitz suffered herself when her son died in WWI, influencing her decision to become a Socialist. Kollwitz’s unflinching exploration of human suffering amounted to a searing indictment of social conditions in Germany. In 1936, the Nazis declared Kollwitz’s art “degenerate” and her artworks were removed from museums.

Käthe Kollwitz, ‘Selbstbildnis (Self Portrait)’, 1921, Print, Etching, Childs Gallery
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Klipstein 155 vi-vii/VII. Signed with signature stamp (Klipstein 8) lower right. This impression may be of the same paper as K155 vi (a) "kaiserlich Handjapan" paper, but does not bear the pencil signature nor the roman numerals. Similarly it is clearly not K155 vi (b) on "bütten" signed in …

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Käthe Kollwitz
German, 1867–1945
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Considered one of Germany’s most important early 20th-century artists, Käthe Kollwitz captured the hardships suffered by the working class in drawings, paintings, and prints. Themes of war and poverty dominate Kollwitz’s oeuvre, with images of women grieving dead children a particularly important and recurring theme—an experience that Kollwitz suffered herself when her son died in WWI, influencing her decision to become a Socialist. Kollwitz’s unflinching exploration of human suffering amounted to a searing indictment of social conditions in Germany. In 1936, the Nazis declared Kollwitz’s art “degenerate” and her artworks were removed from museums.

Käthe Kollwitz

Selbstbildnis (Self Portrait), 1921

Etching
8 3/8 × 10 3/8 in
21.3 × 26.4 cm
$8,500
Location
Boston
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