Self-portraitArtist(s)Käthe KollwitzArtist NationalityGerman (culture, style, period)Object Creation Date1924Medium & Supportlithograph on paperDimensions
21 3/4 x 14.9 in. (55.25 x 37.94 cm);22 1/8 x 28 1/8 in. (56.2 x 71.44 cm);9 x 11 1/2 in. (22.86 x 29.21 cm)Credit LineBequest of Jean Paul SlusserSubject matter
This is one of a number of moving and powerful self-portraits Kollwitz produced throughout her career. Greatly affected by the sadness she suffered in her personal life along with the poverty and misery that surrounded her in the aftermath of World War I, this work resonates with the grief and loss she suffered after the death of her son in the war, and reveals both a sense of quiet mourning and solemn resignation. Physical Description
Three-quarter profile view of a woman’s facePrimary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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