Käthe Kollwitz

(German, 1867 - 1945)

arming in a vault by käthe kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz

Arming in a Vault, 1902

call of death by käthe kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz

Call of Death, 1937

conspiracy by käthe kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz

Conspiracy, 1893 - 1897

death by käthe kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz

Death, 1893 - 1897

death in the water by käthe kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz

Death in the Water, 1934

death, woman and child by käthe kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz

Death, Woman and Child, 1910



Born in Königsberg, East Prussia
Attended School for Women Artists, Berlin, Germany
Death of youngest son Peter in battle; resulted in a prolonged depression and subsequent works based on WWI and her son
First female member of the Prussian Academy, Berlin, Germany
Work banned by the Nazis, Berlin, Germany
Died in Moritzburg, Germany


Wilhelm Loth Und KÄthe Kollwitz, Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln, Cologne, Germany
The Industrial Modern, MMoCA The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse, MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Paris bezauberte mich - Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln, Cologne
Transforming Reality, Galerie St. Etienne, New York City, NY
Apocalypse Now: The Theater of War,CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
Private Treasures: Four Centuries of European Master Drawings, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
International Incheon Women Artist's Biennale 2007, International Incheon Women Artist's Biennale, Incheon, South Korea
Body Politics: Figurative Prints and Drawings from Schiele to De Kooning, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Was ist Plastik? 100 Jahre-100 Köpfe-Das Jahrhundert moderner Skulptur, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Center of International Sculpture, Duisburg,Germany

Öffentliche Sammlungen

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA