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Käthe Kollwitz: Facing the Truth

self-portrait in graphite on paper by female german artist Kathe Kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz, Selbstbildnis (Self Portrait), 1934. Lithograph on wove paper, Sheet: 36.3 × 26 cm. Gift of Dr. Brian McCrindle, 2015. © 2018 Art Gallery of Ontario


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Käthe Kollwitz: Facing the Truth

Wednesday November 14, 7-8:30 pm

Join Brenda Rix, curator of Käthe Kollwitz. Artist of the People, for a new look at Kollwitz’s art through the lens of self-portraiture and see how this inspiring artist’s work is at its core autobiographical and self-reflective. 

German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) is a legendary figure in the history of twentieth-century art.  Primarily known for her legacy as a printmaker she also drew prolifically and created sculptures. Over a career lasting more than five decades, Kollwitz developed a powerful emotional language based on her own experiences, her interaction with working-class women in Berlin and her exposure to the horrors of two world wars.

The talk also celebrates the extraordinary donation of over 170 prints, drawings and sculpture works by Kollwitz recently gifted to the Art Gallery of Ontario by Dr. Brian McCrindle.  This is one of the largest collections of the artist’s work outside Germany.

This talk is generously supported by the Master Print and Drawing Society of Ontario.

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