This exhibition closed on March 13, 2020, as part of Getty's measures against the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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 Käthe Kollwitz and Other Artists, which is a partial gift of Dr. Richard A. Simms.
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
Edited by Louis Marchesano