Who were the women who overcame personal and social limitations and fought for recognition and triumphed? Though there are easily as many brilliant women artists as men, here’s the story of eight outstanding women artists from Germany: Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) King Philippe of Belgium (l) visits the Käthe Kollwitz Museum to see the artist's paintings on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in November 2018. Photo: DPA Painter, sculptor and printmaker, Käthe Kollwitz is one of the most well known female artists of Germany. She was the first woman to be elected to the Prussian Academy of Arts. At a time when women had no access to education, Kollwitz studied at an art school in Berlin and later in Frankfurt. Her expressionist works portrayed the life of peasants, workers and women and delineated the ghastly effects of war. Käthe Kollwitz,Woman with Dead Child, 1903, Etching with chine colléIn an era where … [Read more...] about The female German artists who conquered the global art scene
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