Käthe Kollwitz, née Schmidt (8 July – 22 April ) was a German artist, who worked with It is believed Kollwitz suffered anxiety during her childhood due to the death of her siblings, including the early death of her younger brother, . Death was one of the most persistent themes in Käthe Kollwitz's work. It continued to exert an inexorable pull on the artist near the end of her life and served as. Kollwitz's younger son Peter volunteered for combat when the war began and died in October while fighting in Belgium. Killed in Action expresses the.
Death stalks every line of Kathe Kollwitz's rough, rich drawings, bleak and enthralling in their visceral heft. Heavy, indeed, is one way to think of. In Karl Kollwitz died. In her grandson, Peter, was killed at the Russian front. In Kathe's home was destroyed by British bombing and she was. A week later, as the artist wrote to her friend Beate Bonus-Jeep, his heart was so weak, "that we thought the boy would die without our being able to prevent it.
Death, Woman and Child, At the end of Käthe Kollwitz' older son Hans had contracted diphtheria. His father tried to innoculate him. A week later, as. Käthe Kollwitz, original name Käthe Schmidt, (born July 8, , Königsberg, East Prussia [now Kaliningrad, Russia]—died April 22, , near Dresden. In this became reality for the artist when her younger son, the model for the dead boy, died in the early months of the First World War. The maternal grief for. Although in many of her prints her characters struggle mightily against death, in her . The sheet is annotated in pencil: "Prof Kathe Kollwitz, Die Zertretne," an.