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.

Upcoming Lots

Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945), "Aufruhr [Uprising]," 1899, Etching, drypoint and aquatint on wove paper, Plate: 11.5" H x 12.5" W; Sheet: 14.125" H x 17" W

Estimate $500 - $700

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

Käthe Kollwitz, (1867-1945 German), "Das Warten," 1914, Lithograph on paper under Plexiglas, Sight: 15.25" H x 11.5" W

Sold: $1,400

Kathe Kollwitz, (1867 - 1945 German), "March of the Weavers", circa 1931, plate 4 (from the "Weaver's Revolt" series), Etching on pape

Sold: $1,000