Germany 1867 – 1945
Helft Russland [Help Russia]
(1921) Description: K.154.1
Place made: Germany
Materials & Technique: prints, posters, planographic lithography Support: paper
Käthe Kollwitz is primarily known as a graphic artist and sculptor. An artist of strong social convictions, she spent most of her life in a working-class section of Berlin and all of her works are permeated by a strong sense of awareness of the plight of the impoverished and the oppressed. In this context, Helft Russland is characteristic of Kollwitz’s powerful graphic style and clearly demonstrates her masterly draughtsmanship.
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