Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)

"Käthe Kollwitz, née Schmidt (German pronunciation: [kɛːtə kɔlvɪt͡s]; 8 July 1867 – 22 April 1945), was a German artist who worked with painting, printmaking (including etching, lithography and woodcuts) and sculpture. Her most famous art cycles, including The Weavers and The Peasant War, depict the effects of poverty, hunger and war on the work class. Despite the realism of her early works, her art is now more closely associated with Expressionism. Kollwitz was the first woman to not only be elected to the Prussian Academy of Arts but to also receive honorary professor status." - ( 19.11.2019)

What we know


Friend Beate Bonus-Jeep (1865-1954)
was born Kaliningrad July 08, 1867
died Moritzburg April 22, 1945
Wife of Karl Kollwitz (1863-1940) 1891
official Preußische Akademie der Künste January 24, 1919, February 1933
was influenced Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) Paris, Meudon 1902, 1904
was influenced Edvard Munch (1863-1944)


Traveller Paris 1901, 1904
lived Kollwitzstraße 56 a (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg) 1891-1943
Traveller Soviet Union November 1927


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Kaliningrad20.554.716667175293Place of birth db_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.07522
Moritzburg13.67944431304951.165000915527Place of deathdb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.07522
Paris2.351388931274448.856945037842Place of stay // Place of staydb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622
Meudon2.240277767181448.807498931885Place of staydb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622
Kollwitzstraße 56 a (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg)13.41554450988852.533771514893Place of residencedb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622
Soviet Union9065Place of staydb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.0622

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