Käthe Kollwitz, ‘Tod und Frau um Das Kind Ringend’, Print, Etching on paper under glass, John Moran Auctioneers
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Käthe Kollwitz

Tod und Frau um Das Kind Ringend

Etching on paper under glass
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Plate: 11.25" H x 9" W

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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.

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Plate: 11.25" H x 9" W

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Unsigned, Alexander von der Beck "Berlin Halensee" blindstamp upper right
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

Tod und Frau um Das Kind Ringend

Etching on paper under glass
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