Käthe Kollwitz, ‘Two Impressions of Mutter mit Kind auf dem Arm’, Print, Etchings, Skinner
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Two Impressions of Mutter mit Kind auf dem Arm

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Skinner

German

Sizes 7 5/8 x 4 7/8 in.

Framed.

One probably from the 1918 printing and the other after 1931 …

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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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Sizes 7 5/8 x 4 7/8 in.

Framed.

One probably from the 1918 printing and the other after 1931 (Klipstein, 110; Knesebeck, 114IVc and 114VIIb-d). The former signed "Käthe Kollwitz" in pencil l.l. and by the printer, Otto Felsing, in pencil l.l. the latter with the publisher's dry stamp …

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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

Two Impressions of Mutter mit Kind auf dem Arm

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