8 July 1867: Birthday of Käthe Kollwitz, German painter and sculptor (d. 1945) (Source)

Käthe Kollwitz, the Painter and Etcher, First Female Member of the Art Academy, March 30, 1919, page 101. (Source)

Käthe Kollwitz (German pronunciation: [kɛːtə kɔlvɪt͡s]; born as Schmidt; 8 July 1867 – 22 April 1945)[2] was a German artist who worked with painting, printmaking (including etching, lithography and woodcuts) and sculpture. Her most famous art cycles, including The Weavers and The Peasant War, depict the effects of poverty, hunger and war on the working class.[3][4] Despite the realism of her early works, her art is now more closely associated with Expressionism.[5] Kollwitz was the first woman to not only be elected to the Prussian Academy of Arts but to also receive honorary professor status.[6] (Source)

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