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Käthe Kollwitz, ‘Self-Portrait at the Table’, 1893, Galerie St. Etienne
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Käthe Kollwitz

Self-Portrait at the Table, 1893

Etching on cream wove paper.
7 1/8 × 5 1/8 in
18.1 × 13 cm
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New York
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Galerie St. Etienne
New York

Early, rare impression, before the numbered edition published in 1918.

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Signed, lower right, and signed by O. Felsing, lower left.
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, ‘Self-Portrait at the Table’, 1893, Galerie St. Etienne
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About the work
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Galerie St. Etienne
New York

Early, rare impression, before the numbered edition published in 1918.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, lower right, and signed by O. Felsing, lower left.
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

Self-Portrait at the Table, 1893

Etching on cream wove paper.
7 1/8 × 5 1/8 in
18.1 × 13 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York
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Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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