Kathe Kollwitz was a Germanartist who was born on the 8th of July 1867 in Konigsberg, Germanyand died on 22nd of April 1945.
Kollwitz was a graphic and sculptorartist. Kathe Kollwitz worked with a lot of different materials/mediums whichwere: sculpture, printmaking and printing. These compromised of woodcuts, lithographs and etchings.Her work now is linked with expressionism which was a modernist movement,originated in Germany mainly for painting and poetry. Kathe Kollwitz love forart began when she was 12 and continued on throughout her life.
Throughout herlife Kollwitz attended a few art schools for women and here she learnt that herreal talent was as a draughtsman. In 1891 she married to Karl who was a doctor.Due to her husband being a doctor she always saw the miserable conditions thatpoor people were in and from here she started to love the proletariat and beganto support people in poverty and victims of the war she also once said that shefound the proletarian life beautiful. Kathe Kollwitz was said to have anxietyduring her childhood as a result of her sibling’s deaths. Kathe Kollwitz hadcycle works which included: ‘The weavers’ and ‘the Pleasant war’ in herdifferent cycles of work she managed to create different things for each.
Kollwitz had a lot of work which was associated with death, depression,darkness and misery. This came about due to the death of her youngest son whichlead onto her being depressed, this can be seen through some of her artworks suchas a mother and her dead child. During her later life Kollwitz became part ofimportant things including her National-Socialist-regime before she was forcedto resign her place by the Nazis party.
Also Kollwitz experienced someinteresting but very sorrow things such as her art work being used by the Nazisfor propaganda also she was threatened by the Nazis.Kathe Kollwitz’s artwork wassaid to be immensely influenced by the