22 April 1945: Death of Käthe Kollwitz, German painter and sculptor (b. 1867) (Source)

Käthe Kollwitz (Source)

Käthe Kollwitz (German pronunciation: [kɛːtə kɔlvɪt͡s]; born as Schmidt; 8 July 1867 – 22 April 1945)[3] 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.[4][5] Despite the realism of her early works, her art is now more closely associated with Expressionism.[6] Kollwitz was the first woman not only to be elected to the Prussian Academy of Arts but also to receive honorary professor status. (Source)

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