Art: Image of Everywoman

"Her silent lines penetrate the marrow like a cry of pain; such a cry was never heard among the Greeks and Romans." Thus German Dramatist Gerhart Hauptmann described the works of the late Käthe Kollwitz, Germany's leading woman artist and one of the most powerful figures of 20th century expressionist art. But in a way, Dramatist Hauptmann was wrong, as the current exhibit of Kollwitz' work at Manhattan's Galerie St. Etienne clearly shows. Although she left few garlands in honor of Apollo or Aphrodite, her deep cry of sorrow at the death of...

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