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Käthe Kollwitz / Photo, c. 1905
Kollwitz, Käthe
8.7.1867 (Königsberg) – 22.4.1945
(Moritzburg near Dresden)
Graphic artist and sculptress.
Portrait photo, c. 1905.
Digital colouring.
The End
Selbstbildnis im Profil nach links II
Self-portrait en face
Self-portrait en face
Frau mit totem Kind
Mutter mit den beiden Kindern
Run Over
Self-Portrait in Profile
Pregnant Woman
Woman's Head Lowered
Women Begging
Seated Nude
Armed People Under Low Arches
Woman by a Cradle
Arbeiterfrau im Profil nach links
Mother and Child
Sleeping Woman with Child
Woman with Dead Child
In den Wärmehallen
The People
Hamburg Tavern
Basement  Cafe in Paris
Girl Praying
Death, Woman and Child
Death of a Child
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Out of artistic copyright from 2016: Käthe Kollwitz (8 July 1867 – 22 April 1945)
Here we celebrate the work of the German artist Käthe Kollwitz - one of Germany's leading artists of the 20th century - whose work will come out of artistic copyright on 1st January 2016.

Through her paintings, prints and sculptures, she offered an often all too real portrayal of the human condition, and the tragedy of war in the first half of the 20th century. Her sympathies lay with the less fortunate, and she strove to convey the injustices that they faced through poverty, hunger, and war. Her work is described as Naturalist, but it also became more Expressionist in her later years.

The tragic death of her son in 1914 while fighting in Flanders certainly contributed to her pacifist and socialist sympathies. Käthe believed that art should reflect the social conditions of the time and during the 1920s she produced a series of works reflecting her concern with the themes of war, poverty, working class life and the lives of ordinary women.