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Käthe Kollwitz

 (1867 - 1945)
Käthe Schmidt Kollwitz was active/lived in Germany, Russian Federation.  Kathe Kollwitz is known for 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, which reveal a developing social consciousess, depicted workers engaged in manual labor. In 1885, she became engaged to a medical student, Karl Kollwitz, who was also a member of the Social Democratic Party.  Over the next fifty years, her hus   ...  Displaying 750 of 18696 characters.

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