Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)

(Chicago, Illinois) Among the more striking self-portraits we perused during a recent visit to the Art Institute Chicago was this one of the German Expressionist, Käthe Kollwitz.  We were absolutely arrested by this arresting self-portrait by the woman who was too internationally famous for the Nazis to pack off to a concentration camp.  As it was, much of Kollwitz’s work was destroyed during the bombing of Berlin, and she died just 16 days before the end of World War II.  Her art lives on, especially this striking self-portrait, which is there at the Art Institute Chicago for you to see.




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Charles McKelvy lives and writes in southwest Michigan with his wife and fellow writer, Natalie McKelvy. They established the Dunery Press in 1988 in order to publish their own fiction. They continue to do so to this day. Charles McKelvy is an Eagle Scout.
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