Archive for July 20th, 2009

I want to cultivate the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.

July 20, 2009

Käthe Kollwitz

Poverty 1893-94

July 8, 1867 – April 22, 1945) was a German painter, printmaker, and sculptor whose work offered an eloquent and often searing account of the human condition in the first half of the 20th century. Her empathy for the less fortunate, expressed most famously through the graphic means of drawing, etching, lithography, and woodcut, embraced the victims of poverty, hunger, and war. Initially her work was grounded in Naturalism, and later took on Expressionistic qualities.