Käthe-Kollwitz

Käthe-Kollwitz

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Gustav Seitz (11 September 1906 – 26 October 1969) was a German sculptor and artist Seitz’s sculptural legacy includes a number of female nudes with a particular focus on a range of differently posed squatting figures. On occasion he peppered his trademark realism with elements of humour. There were also a number of celebrity portrait busts (such as those of Bertolt BrechtErnst BlochThomas and Heinrich Mann). He himself produced several printed publications featuring images of his sculptures. A particularly well known work is his large (more than 2 meters high) sculpture of Käthe Kollwitz. Kollwitz had died in 1945 and Seitz started work on a gypsum original image of her in 1956. It was completed in 1958 and a bronze casting of it was placed in Kollwitz Square (Kollwitzplat) in Berlin-Pankow in the Autumn of 1960. Another bronze casting of the original was taken more recently and placed in the Sculptures Park in Magdeburg. Käthe Kollwitz born as Schmidt; 8 July 1867 – 22 April 1945) was a German artist who worked with paintingprintmaking (including etchinglithography and woodcuts) and sculpture. Her most famous art cycles, including The Weavers and The Peasant War, depict the effects of poverty, hunger and war on the working class. Despite the realism of her early works, her art is now more closely associated with Expressionism. Kollwitz was the first woman to not only be elected to the Prussian Academy of Arts but to also receive honorary professor status

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