Collection: Käthe Kollwitz 1867 - 1945 Follow artist
Käthe Kollwitz is regarded as one of the most important German artists of the twentieth century, and as a remarkable woman who created timeless art works against the backdrop of a life of great sorrow, hardship and heartache. Käthe was born in 1867 in Konigsberg, East Prussia (now Kalingrad in Russia). She studied art in Berlin and began producing etchings in 1880. In 1881 she married Dr Karl Kollwitz and they settled in a working class area of north Berlin.