Quotes by KaThe Kollwitz

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Kthe Schmidt Kollwitz (July 8, 1867 - 22 April 1945) was a German artist. She was born in Knigsberg, Prussia. Her husband was a doctor amongst the poor in Berlin. She took her inspiration from his patients and the people who lived around them in the slums of Berlin and painted scenes of poverty and suffering.

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For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying.

Where do all the women who have watched so carefully over the lives of their beloved ones get the heroism to send them to face the cannon?
No longer diverted by other emotions, I work the way a cow grazes.