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drawing exhibition in Birmingham

Käthe Kollwitz: Portrait of the Artist

Wednesday 13 September 2017 – Sunday 26 November 2017

Exhibition focusing on the work of German graphic artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945), including self-portraits and portraits of working women and her two series concerned with social injustice: Ein Weberaufstand (A Weavers’ Revolt, completed in 1897) and Bauernkrieg (Peasants’ War completed in 1908). The work explores the ever-present imagery of death, especially a mother’s grief, and finally the theme of war and remembrance after her younger son, Peter, had been killed at the beginning of the First World War.

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venue

Ikon Gallery
1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace
Birmingham West Midlands B1 2HS
phone 0121 248 0708
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keywords

Germany | grief | Kathe Kollwitz | mother | prints | war

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