"Not" (Misery)

Käthe Kollwitz
1867-1945
"Not" (Misery)
1897
Lithograph, on wove paper.
image: 6 1/16 x 6 inches (154 x 153 mm); sheet: 12 15/16 x 12 inches (329 x 304 mm)
Gift of Henry and Ruth Yancovich in memory of Miss Ruth G. Woodis of Worcester, Massachusetts.
2007.84
© Käthe Kollwitz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Provenance: 
Henry and Ruth Yancovich, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Inscription: 
Dry-stamp of Alexander von der Becke (Knesebeck b).
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Käthe Kollwitz was a prolific printmaker and sculptor whose long career spanned the politically and artistically turbulent decades of the first half of the twentieth century in Germany. Her earliest works capture the plight of the working class and she used her art as social commentary throughout her life. Subjects such as war, death, and misery and the corresponding themes of struggle, suffering, and loss make for an oeuvre that is both somber and moving.

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