Käthe Kollwitz was a German painter, printmaker, and sculptor whose work offered an eloquent and often searing account of the human condition, and the tragedy of war, in the first half of the 20th century. Her empathy for the less fortunate, expressed most famously through the graphic means of drawing, etching, lithography, and woodcut, embraced the victims of poverty, hunger, and war. Initially her work was grounded in Naturalism, and later took on Expressionistic qualities. Kollwitz was born as Käthe Schmidt in Königsberg , East Prussia, the fifth child in her family. Her father, Karl...
|Birthdate:||July 8, 1867|
|Date of death:||April 22, 1945|
|Also known as:||Kathe Kollwitz, Käthe Schmidt Kollwitz, Käthe Kollwitz|