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Family

Accession Number
1949/2.58

Title
Family

Artist(s)
Käthe Kollwitz

Artist Nationality
German (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1931

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
8 7/8 in x 12 3/8 in (22.54 cm x 31.43 cm);15 13/16 in x 20 1/16 in (40.16 cm x 50.96 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 1/8 in (46.04 cm x 56.2 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Family depicts a happy scene in which a mother reaches for a baby who is in the arms of another person. Käthe Kollwitz's artwork often centered on families but they were rarely happy scenes like this one. Instead they often showed grieving mothers: she lost a son in World War I and grandson in World War II. 

Physical Description
A woman reaches out for a baby in the arms of another figure. The baby leans toward her. Her facial expression indicates happiness. 

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Expressionism
German (culture or style)
child
families (kinship groups)
father
fathers
infants
modern and contemporary art
mother
mothers

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