A graphite drawing depicts the outline of a woman with her arms lifted above her head and her back turned to the viewer. A graphite drawing depicts the outline of a woman with her arms lifted above her head and her back turned to the viewer.

Käthe Kollwitz, one of the foremost graphic artists of the 20th century, is celebrated for her affecting portrayals of the hardships of war, poverty, and injustice and for her technical virtuosity. A selection of works on paper from the Dr. Richard A. Simms Collection at the Getty Research Institute—including rare preparatory drawings, working proofs, and trial prints—sheds light on Kollwitz's creative process and reveals the depth of her social and political engagement.

All works in the exhibition are from the Getty Research Institute's Dr. Richard A. Simms Collection of Prints and Drawings by K├Ąthe Kollwitz and Other Artists, which is a partial gift of Dr. Richard A. Simms.

SELECTED WORKS

RELATED EVENTS

Iconic Intelligence: How Käthe Kollwitz Made Pictures Talk

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center

Käthe Kollwitz's Sharpening the Scythe and the Spark of Revolutionary Consciousness

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center

RELATED EXHIBITION

Käthe Kollwitz and the Art of Resistance

The Art Institute of Chicago
(May 30–September 13, 2020)

GALLERY TOURS

Tuesdays, Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.

December 5, 2019–March 26, 2020
(Note: no tours on December 24, 26, or 31, 2019, or January 2, 2020)

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