November 10 – December 14, 2002
|This is an exhibition of
26 etchings by the German Expressionist Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945). During
her lifetime, Kollwitz endured with acute sensibility the upheavals that
had beset the German state from the beginnings of the social revolution in
the late 19th century through two world wars and a depression.
Her work records the tragic struggle of these historic events. It is her
observance of tyranny and injustice suffered by the poor and her
preoccupation with motherhood and death that are the subjects of these
compassionate and powerful prints produced between 1892 and 1921.
This text taken from Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Exhibitions catalog.
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