4th June 2025 – Silent Lines Like a Cry of Pain: The Art of Kathe Kollwitz

Wednesday 4th June 2025

Silent Lines Like a Cry of Pain: The Art of Kathe Kollwitz

Lecturer: Angela Smith

Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945) was one of the most respected German artists of the early 20th century. A painter, sculptor and printmaker, Kollwitz lived most of her life in Berlin, where she documented the effect of poverty and war on the ordinary people. This lecture will offer a survey of her life and work, examining the impact that Expressionism had on the artist and her stubborn refusal to be silenced by the Nazis after 1933.

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After gaining a PhD at the Warburg Institute, University of London, Angela Smith has become an established author, lecturer and contributor to television programmes, most recently Digging Up Britain’s Past.

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