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Deutschlands Kinder hungern! (Germany's Children are Starving!)

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Käthe Kollwitz, Deutschlands Kinder hungern! (Germany's Children are Starving!), 1924, lithograph on cream wove paper, The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection, © artist or other rights holder, 85.14.365

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Title

Deutschlands Kinder hungern! (Germany's Children are Starving!)

Artist

Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867-1945)

Date

1924

Medium

lithograph on cream wove paper

Edition

edition size unknown

Catalogue Raisonné

Klipstein 190

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 17 in x 11 1/4 in; sheet: 21 1/8 in x 15 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature: Kollwitz / Kollwitz, printed and graphite, lower left

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

planographic print

Culture

German

Credit Line

The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection

Accession Number

85.14.365

Copyright

© artist or other rights holder

Terms

food

lithography

paper

planographic printing

planographic prints

Description

The 1920s were a time of desperate poverty and hunger in Germany due to rampant inflation. Here, supplicating children raise their bowls in hopes of a meal. This image was commissioned as a poster for the Internationale Arbeiterhilfe (International Workers' Welfare Organization), and was later reissued as a print without text, seen here.

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