Municipal Shelter

Käthe Kollwitz German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 690

Kollwitz’s experience as a mother was central to her artwork and advocacy. She created this lithograph of an exhausted mother physically sheltering her infant and toddler during the interwar period to raise awareness of the struggles of war widows and the poor. The print was distributed as the annual edition for the members of the Leipzig Art Association.

Municipal Shelter, Käthe Kollwitz (German, Kaliningrad (Königsberg) 1867–1945 Moritzburg), Lithograph

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