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 Käthe Schmidt Kollwitz  (1867 - 1945)

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Lived/Active: Germany/Russian Federation      Known for: etching, lithography, woodcut-figures

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BIOGRAPHY for Käthe Kollwitz
1867 (Konigsberg, East Prussia)
1945 (Moritzburg, Germany)

Germany/Russian Federation

Self portrait - Self-portrait
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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etching, lithography, woodcut-figures

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The following text was written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher of Laguna Woods, California:

Kaethe Kollwitz was born in Koenigsberg, East Prussia in 1867.  The family name was Schmidt, and they were cultivated, middle class people who considered a talent to be a duty.  Her art education began in 1881; she began studying with Rudolph Mauer, a local engraver. At seventeen, she enrolled in the School for Women Artists in Berlin.  Her early studies (showing 500 of 18696 characters).

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