Kathe Kollwitz


Kathe Kollwitz was a prominent female artist in the male-dominated late 19th and early 20th centuries art scene. Kathe Kollwitz’s artwork focused on women and working class people. Her expressionism art didn’t shy away from sensitive topics, and Kathe Kollwitz’s drawings covered grief, war, and other emotionally charged themes. Having experienced her own grief over the loss of her son during WWI, Kollwitz channeled her emotions into her art and created a legacy of moving works. 

Kathe Kollwitz’s artwork documented her life in conjunction with diaries and letters. She was a compassionate artist not contained to one medium; she created paintings, sculptures, etching prints, woodcuts, and more. You can find Kathe Kollwitz’s prints around the globe, as her influence reached international audiences subsequent to WWI. Peruse work from this artist as well as other etchings for sale on Invaluable.

Past Lots

Käthe Kollwitz, (1867-1945 German), "Mother and Child", Graphite on paper laid to board under glass, Sight: 11.5" H x 17.5" W

Sold: $5,500

Kathe Kollwitz, (1867-1945, German), Children holding food bowls, Lithograph on paper under glass, Sight: 16.75" H x 12.25" W

Sold: $3,750

Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945), "Brustbild einer Arbeiterfrau mit blauem Tuchor (Working Woman with Blue Shawl)," 1903, Lithograph in colors on thick wove paper, Image: 13.875" H x 9.5" W; Sheet: 19.25" H x 14.375" W

Sold: $2,375

Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945), "Die Pfluger (The Plowman) (State I)," from "Bauernkrieg Series (Peasants' War)," 1906,Etching, drypoint, and soft ground in brown ink on laid paper, Plate: 12.5" H x 18" W; Sheet: 17.5" H x 2

Sold: $2,125