Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1932.320
Catalogue raisonné: Klipstein 68
Käthe Kollwitz favored printmaking because she saw it as a democratic medium, affordable and capable of reaching all social classes. In prints such as this portrait of a female worker, she depicted Berlin’s most disenfranchised inhabitants. The sitter’s direct gaze and exhausted pose suggest not only her difficult living and working conditions but also her dignity.
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