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December 02, 2019

Getty Research Institute Presents Käthe Kollwitz: Prints, Process, Politics

This exhibition highlights extraordinary drawings and prints by Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867–1945) from the Getty Research Institute’s Dr. Richard A. Simms Collection. Kollwitz created unforgettable scenes of struggling workers, rebellious peasants, and grieving mothers in series of works that reveal her innovative technical and formal experiments. Kollwitz’s commitment to showing the effects of war and poverty and her dedication to the creative process have made her one of the most compelling graphic artists of the 20th century. The exhibition is curated by Louis Marchesano, the Audrey and William H. Helfand Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Christina Aube, Exhibitions Coordinator at the Getty Research Institute, and Naoko Takahatake, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Getty Research Institute.

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