Käthe Kollwitch

Käthe Kollwitch
German (1867 – 1945)

I have no right to withdraw from the responsibility of being an advocate. It is my duty to voice the sufferings of people, the sufferings that never end and are as big as mountains.

So wrote Käthe Kollwitz – artist, socialist, pacifist, and grieving mother – five years after her son Peter died on the battlefield in World War I. In 1937, she began working on her Pietà in his memory as war loomed again. In that second great bloodletting she would lose her grandson, also named Peter, killed in action as a draftee for Hitler, whose regime was hounding Kollwitz for her dissident activities.

In 1993, an enlarged casting of the Pietà was installed as the centerpiece of Germany’s National Memorial to the Victims of War and Tyranny on Berlin’s Unter den Linden boulevard. The sculpture is situated in the Neue Wache guardhouse, once a national­istic shrine that played a central role in the Nazis’ annual parade for war heroes.

Today, the remains of an unknown soldier and an unknown concentration camp prisoner rest beneath Kollwitz’s statue. Directly overhead, the oculus allows sunlight, rain, and snow to fall onto the agonized mother. “Blessed are those who mourn” – this place draws us into the heart of this cryptic beatitude, evoking the suffering of mothers all over the world, from Syria to the Congo.

Berlin photographer Walter Mason writes: “Kollwitz’s statue, alone in the middle of the room, commands a respect that is immediately understood by anyone who enters. The tourists come in off the street and, without exception, fall silent. The mother with her son is so wrapped up in her sorrow that she seems ­unapproachable; the visitors stand at a distance and partake in her grief.”

–The Editors

kathe kollwitz  Self-portrait en face, laughing, 1888/89:
Self Portrait Laughing, 1888-89Kollwitz self portrait 1890 - - -:
Self Portrait, 1890

Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) Self-Portrait, 1891-92 - 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.: Self Portrait, 1891-92

Female nude / A rare Kathe Kollwitz academic study:
Female Figure, 1891

Woman Praying, Kathe Kollwitz, aquatint with softground etching printed in a dark brown ink, 1892:
Woman Praying, 1892

Käthe Kollwitz self-portrait, 1893. From "100 Self-Portrait Drawings from 1484 to Today":
Self Portrait, 1893


The Weavers’ Revolt (1893-98), Sheet IV

Kathe Kollwitz Poverty 1893-94 etching and drypoint. Statliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden:
Poverty, etching and drypoint, Statliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, 1893-94

drakontomalloi:
“Käthe Kollwitz - Death. 1893-1897
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Death, 1893-97

Käthe Kollwitz, March of the Weavers, Etching, 15 3/8 x 19 3/4 in, 1897, Minneapolis Museum of Arts. This is not necessarily a portrait but rather an image based on Gerhart Haumptmann's play, The Weavers. The play and the print are a reference to the story's theme of the rebellion of the disenfranchised workers.  This piece is important to note in coming to understand the deeply empathic themes of her self-portraits.:
The March of the Weavers, 1897

Käthe Kollwitz, The Weavers' Revolt, Riot, 1894:
The Weavers’ Revolt, Riot, 1894

Käthe Kollwitz, The Weavers' Revolt, The End, 1894:
The Weavers’ Revolt, The End, 1894

Käthe Kollwitz, Council, 1895, Etching, 47,5 x 34,9 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York:
Council, Etching, 47,5 x 34,9 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1895

Woman at the Cradle  Etching; Käthe Kollwitz  1897:
Woman at the Cradle Etching, 1897

Kathe Kollwitz  Self Portrait  1898  color lithograph  Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden:
Self Portrait, 1898

Kathe Kollwitz, Uprising, 1899:
Uprising, 1899

Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945), Crouching Mother Pressing Her Child to Her Bosom, 1899, Black chalk and charcoal, 402 x 362 mm, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Photo: U. Edelmann – Städel Museum – ARTOTHEK, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012, Acquired in 1910 from Galerie Thannhauser, Munich.:
Crouching Mother Pressing Her Child to Her Bosom, 1899

Kathe Kollwitz: The Child’s head on his Mother’s hands (1900)
The Child’s head on his Mother’s hand, 1900

Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945), Woman with Orange (1901), colour etching, aquatint, and lithograph on paper mounted on grey-violet card, 16 x 27.9 cm (image). Via animus-inviolabilis.: Woman with Orange,  colour etching, aquatint, and lithograph on paper mounted on grey-violet card, 16 x 27.9 cm, 1901

Kathe Kollwitz - Female Nude with Green Shawl Seen From Behind (1903):
Female Nude with Green Shawl Seen from Behind, 1903

Käthe Kollwitz (1867 - 1945), Grieving Mother, 1903; black chalk and graphite on greenish wove paper.:
Grieving Mother, black chalk and graphite on greenish wove paper, 1903

Kathe Kollwitz: Woman with Dead Child (1903) EtchingFrau mit totem Kind (Woman with dead child), 1903

Kathe Kollwitz, 'Pieta' (1903):
Pietà, 1903

maryvangils:
“Kathe Kollwitz, Sitting woman with crossed arms, 1904
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Sitting woman with crossed arms, 1904

Käthe Kollwitz . 1905:
1905

Kathe Kollwitz: Battlefield (1907) etching, drypoint, aquatint
Schlachtfeld (Battlefield), etching, drypoint, aquatint, 1907

Kathe Kollwitz, The Peasant War, The Ploughman', 1907:
The Peasant War, The Ploughman, 1907

Kathe Kollwitz - The Prisoners -1908:
The Prisoners, 1908

Käthe Kollwitz Arbeitslosigkeit, 1909 ( Unemployment ):
Arbeitslosigkeit (Unemployment), 1909

Kathe Kollwitz: Self- Portrait with Hand on Brow (1910) Etching
Self Portrait with Hand on Brow, 1910

Käthe Kollwitz, "Run Over" (1910).:
Run Over, 1910

Käthe Kollwitz: Mother With Child In Arms [etching] 1910:
Mother with Child in Arms, 1910

Käthe Kollwitz, 1910.:
1910

Liebesszene I, um 1909/10. Schwarze Kreide, 48.8 x 31.5 cm; Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln.:
Liebesszene I, Schwarze Kreide, 48.8 x 31.5 cm; Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln, ca. 1909-10

Kathe Kollwitz: Tod und Frau (Death and Woman) 1910. lithograph
Tod und Frau (Death and the Woman), lithograph, 1910

Selbstbildnis (Self-Portrait) c.1912 - Käthe Kollwitz:
Self Portrait, 1912

Käthe Kollwitz, The Lovers, 1913.:
The Lovers, Plaster, MFA Boston, 1913

Käthe Kollwitz, The Wait, 1914:
The Wait, 1914

Käthe Kollwitz, Anguish: The Widow (1916)
Anguish, the Window, 1916

Kathe Kollwitz, Mothers, 1919:
Mothers, 1919

Käthe Kollwitz, Widows and Orphans (1919):
Widows and Orphans, 1919

Extended Gesture - by Kathe Kollwitz-1920-charcoal - notice the residue of the corrected drawing marks:
1920

Kathe Kollwitz, The Volunteers, 1920:
The Volunteers, 1920

Käthe Kollwitz ~ Self-Portrait, 1920 (lithograph):
Self Portrait, 1920


Outbreak, 1921

The Carmagnole.  Käthe Kollwitz, from Käthe Kollwitz by Alfred Kuhn, Berlin, 1921.:
The Carmagnole, 1921

Kathe Kollwitz - Schlachtfeld (1921)
Schlachtfeld, 1921

Kathe Kollwitz: Whetting the Scythe (1921) drypoint and aquatint, Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, UKWhetting the Scythe, drypoint and aquatint, Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, UK, 1921

Killed in Action - Kathe Kollwitz - Expressionism, 1921:
Killed in Action, 1921

Mourning woman holding a child (detail), Käthe Kollwitz, Memorial Sheet of Karl Liebknecht (Gedenkblatt für Karl Liebknecht), 1919-1920, Woodcut heightened ...:
Memory Page for Karl Liebknecht: The Living and the Dead, 1921


The Volunteers, 1922

Kathe Kollwitz: The Widow II (1922)The Widow II, 1922

The Widow - Kathe Kollwitz... "In 1919, Käthe Kollwitz began work on Krieg (War), her response to the tragedies endured during what she called those "unspeakably difficult years" of World War I and its aftermath. The portfolio's seven woodcuts focus on the sorrows of those left behind—mothers, widows, and children.":
The Widow, front cover from War, 1922

Kathe Kollwitz - the Mothers:
The Mothers, 1923

The Parents, plate 3 from War (Krieg) Woodcut 1923:
The Parents, plate 3 from War, woodcut, 1923

Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867–1945)  The People (Das Volk) (plate 7) from War (Krieg)  Date:(1922, published 1923)Medium:Woodcut from a portfolio of seven woodcuts and one woodcut cover:
The People, plate 7 from War, 1922

Kathe Kollowitz--one of my biggest influences. Saw her art @ Minneapolis Institute of art in high school and cried. Love.:

Käthe Kollwitz:

Kathe Kollwitz, Hunger:
Hunger, 1923

Käthe Kollwitz, woodcut by paonia, via Flickr:


Self-Portrait, 1923

Farewell and Death: Death Seizes the Children (1923, nagel 862) by Käthe Kollwitz. Reproduction.:
Death Seize the Children, 1923

Fathe Kollwitz, The Survivors, 1923:
The Survivors, 1923

After the end of the Great War, Germany experienced huge economic difficulties. Artist Kathe Kollwitz, a German native, saw the desperation and hopelessness prevalent in her fellow Germans. Woodcut, The Last Thing,:
Das Letzte (The Last Thing), Woodcut, MoMA,  1924

Käthe Kollwitz, 1919, woodcut:

Käthe Kollwitz Wehrt dem Hunger! Kauft Ernährungsgeld, 1924 ( Fight Against Hunger! Buy Food Coupons ):
Wehrt dem Hunger! Kauft Ernährungsgeld, 1924
(Fight Against Hunger! Buy Food Coupons)

Käthe Kollwitz, Botherhood, 1924: Brotherhood, 1924


Never Again War, 1924

Käthe Kollwitz, Vienna Is Dying! Save Her Children! 1924:
Vienna is Dying! Save the Children, 1924

gravure:
Infant Mortality, 1925


 Anom., Käthe Kollwitz, 1927

Maria and Elisabeth, (1928) by Kathe Kollwitz :: Art Gallery NSW:
Maria and Elisabeth, 1928

Käthe Kollwitz by  Lotte Jacobi, c. 1930
Käthe Kollwitz by Lotte Jacobi, c. 1930


The Parents, Vladslo German Soldiers’ Cemetery, Vladslo (Belgium), 1932

cavetocanvas:
“Self Portrait - Käthe Kollwitz, 1933
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Self Portrait, 1933

Käthe Kollwitz Self-Portrait (Selbstbildnis) 1934:
Self Portrait, 1934


Call of Death, from the series « Death », 1934

Käthe Kollwitz, lithograph, 1034: Young Girl in the Lap of Death, from the serie Death, 1934 

Kathe Kollwitz - Death Seizes the Children 1934:
Death Seizes the Children, 1934

Kathe Kollwitz - Death on a Roadside (1935):
Death on a Roadside, 1935

Family, ca. 1935. Lithograph. second edition. From the portfolio Twenty-one Drawings of The Late Years.:
Family. Lithograph. second edition. From the portfolio Twenty-one Drawings of The Late Years, ca. 1935

kathe kollwitz sculpture - Google Search:

Käthe Kollwitz, "Mother with Two Children," Bronze Sculpture, 1932-1937.:
Mother with two Children, Bronze, 1932-37

cavetocanvas:
“Pietà - Käthe Kollwitz, 1937-38
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Pietà, 1937-38

Kathe Kollwitz Self Portrait Facing Right 1938 lithograph National Gallery of Art, DC:
Self Portrait Facing Right, lithograph National Gallery of Art, DC, 1938

Kathe Kollewitz         Soir Charmant:

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Käthe Kollwitz:
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