KOLLWITZ AND CONTEMPORARIES

German Graphic Art 1910 – 1923

Käthe Kollwitz (1867 – 1954) lived through a tumultuous period in Germany’s history, from the birth of its empire to the fall of the Third Reich, and unflinchingly depicted the devastating effects of starvation, war and inequality. Drawing and experimenting with print techniques enabled her and her contemporaries to respond powerfully to their times.

Organised to complement Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery, these works from the Barber collection contextualise Kollwitz’s graphic work, and includes examples by Otto Dix, George Grosz, Max Beckmann and Max Klinger.

Header and box image: Käthe Kollwitz, Help Russia, 1921 © The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

22 SEPTEMBER 2017 - 14 JANUARY 2018

Print Bay, Beige Gallery

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