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Kathe Kollwitz
(1867-1945) born on
Jul 08
German artist. She is remembered for her prints conveying social justice themes, e.g., "The Peasant War."
         
   
F
Genius can probably run on ahead and seek out new ways. But the good artists who follow after genius - and I count myself among these - have to restore the lost connection once more.

R
To this day I do not know whether the power which has inspired my works is something related to religion, or is indeed religion itself.
A
I do not want to die . . . until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.
N
No longer diverted by other emotions, I work the way a cow grazes.
K
For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Diaries and Letters of Kathe Kollwitz," 1955.
R: "The Diaries and Letters of Kathe Kollwitz," 1955.
A: "The Diaries and Letters of Kathe Kollwitz," 1955.
N: "Diaries and Letters," ed. by Hans Kollwitz, 1955; entry for Apr 1910.
K: "Diaries and Letters," ed. by Hans Kollwitz, 1955; entry for 1 Jan 1912.
   


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