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Kollwitz, Käthe
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Kollwitz, Käthe

(July 8, 1867, Königsberg [Prussia] – April 22, 1945, Moritzburg [near Dresden]), German graphic artist, painter, and sculptor. The artist preoccupied herself with the World War for many years on end. War in itself was not a new theme for her; as early as 1897/1898, Kollwitz had already delved into the subject in the graphic cycle Ein Weberaufstand (The Revolt of the Weavers, 1897/1898) and in a series of etchings entitled Bauernkrieg (The Peasants’ War, 1903–1908). Unlike these early works, the works dealing with the First World War became testimonies o…

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Jürgens-Kirchhoff, Annegret, “Kollwitz, Käthe”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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