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8 December 2017

This week’s competition prize is Käthe Kollwitz in Dresden by Petra Kuhlmann-Hodick et al., published by Paul Holberton (£30). Click here for your chance to win.

Käthe Kollwitz is one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, and arguably the greatest female artist. Her undeniable talent soon established her as a leading printmaker in a profession then dominated by men, even though she was a fierce social critic and focused her aesthetic vision on women and the working class. Known for her total mastery of graphic art, Kollwitz is equally recognised for her work’s deep humanity and emotional power. This lavishly illustrated catalogue accompanies a major exhibition to showcase the artist’s early work, self-portraits and relationship with her major patron, Max Lehrs, and is timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of her birth.

The catalogue tells the circumstances and story of the earliest public holding of Kollwitz’s work to be established and of Kollwitz’s full development of her major themes – of war and death, of motherhood and love, and not least of self-portraiture, one of the most fascinating aspects of her oeuvre.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details here before midday on 21 December.

Q: Where was Käthe Kollwitz born?

For our last competition prize we offered the new, expanded edition of On Weaving (Princeton University Press; £41.95) by Anni Albers (ed.). The question was:

Q: At which experimental US college did Anni Albers teach weaving and textile design between 1933 and 1949?

Answer: Black Mountain College

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