Käthe Kollwitz

Self-portrait in Profile to the Right

1938
From the time Käthe Kollwitz was an enthusiastic art student, at age 18, until she made this last self-portrait, two years before she died at age 78, this artist created over one hundred images of herself. Although she hints at her intense longing for death in this faintly drawn lithograph, Kollwitz saw her self-portraits as universal statements rather than private documents, believing that "the fate of one is merged into the fate of thousands."
Title
Self-portrait in Profile to the Right
Date
1938
Medium
Print
Materials
lithograph on heavy wove paper
Dimensions
75 x 50 cm
Nationality
German
Credit line
Gift of Mr. S. Muhlstock, Montreal, 1964
Accession number
14601