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kollwitz, poster for the german cottage industry

Käthe Kollwitz, Poster for the German Cottage Industry Exhibition, Berlin, 1906, lithograph on paper 69.2 x 49.0 cm. Gift of Dr. Brian McCrindle, 2015 (2015/75) 

Käthe Kollwitz: Voice of the People

October 13, 2018 – March 3, 2019

Located on the first floor in the Linda & Bob Krembil Pathway (Gallery 124), the Walter Trier Gallery (Gallery 139), the Nicholas Fodor Gallery (Gallery 140), Gallery 141.

This exhibition is included with General Admission.

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Part I: April 7 - Sept 30, 2018

Part II: October 13, 2018 - March 3 , 2019

Part III: March 16 - July 28, 2019

EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945), a leading 20th century German artist, was known for her drawings, prints (woodcuts, etchings and lithographs), and sculptures. Over a career spanning more than five decades in a largely male-dominated art world, Kollwitz tackled difficult subjects and developed powerful imagery based on her own experiences, her interactions with working-class women in Berlin, and her exposure to the horrors of two world wars.

Kollwitz is recognized today as a strong, empathetic voice at the intersection between art and activism. The exhibition looks at her responses to humanitarian and social justice issues and features prints and posters that protest war, poverty, hunger, and child mortality.  

This exhibition is the second in three installations of Kollwitz’s work and celebrates Dr. Brian McCrindle’s extraordinary donation to the AGO of 170 prints, drawings and sculptures by Kollwitz in 2015. This is one of the largest collections of the artist’s work outside Germany.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario


ARTWORKS FROM THE EXHIBITION

kollwitz mothers woodcut

Käthe Kollwitz, The Mothers, 1921/1922, woodcut on paper 34.0 x 40.0 cm Promised gift of Dr. Brian McCrindle (AGO.119274) 

kollwitz mothers
kollwitz outbreak

Käthe Kollwitz, Outbreak from Peasants’ War, 1902/1903, etching, drypoint and aquatint on paper 51.6 x 59.4 cm Gift of Dr. Brian McCrindle, 2015 
(2015/67) 

kollwitz outbreak
kollwitz tower of mothers

Käthe Kollwitz, Tower of Mothers, 1937/1938 bronze 27.9 x 27.4 x 28.8 cm Gift of Dr. Brian McCrindle, 2015 (2015/137)

Kollwitz tower of mothers
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