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Käthe Kollwitz, by Patrick Bade SOLD OUT

  • The Wallace Collection |
  • Talk |
  • Thursday 15 February 2018 - 14:30 until 15:30

Establishing herself in an early 20th century art world dominated by men, Käthe Kollwitz developed a vision centred on women and the working class, and her work – which encompasses painting, etching, lithography, woodcuts and sculpture – deals with themes of social injustice and Berlin’s disenfranchised populations during the Weimar period and the rise of fascism. In 1919 Kollwitz became the first woman elected to the Prussian Academy of Arts, but in 1933 the Nazi authorities forced her to resign from the faculty and her work was removed from museums. Art historian Patrick Bade, who has written monographs on numerous 19th and early 20th century artists, explores the artist’s life and work.

This is the 3rd lecture in a series of 4 lectures looking in depth at the work of four German artists, selected from across a span of 600 years. You may also be interested in:-

Dürer and the Italian and Northern Renaissance, by Leslie Primo

Caspar David Friedrich – Master of German Romanticism, by Eveline Eaton

Gerhard Richter – a visual artist, by Daniel F Herrmann

This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

The Wallace Collection
Hertford House, Manchester Square, London London W1U 3BN