Sunday, July 08, 2007
One from MCT Campus:
One from the Library of Congress
The classic Blondie comic above, Dance Mad, first appeared in print June 13, 1934. It's by Chic Young. This copy is from the the Swann Gallery of Caricature and Cartoon in the Library of Congress.
Self-portrait, Käthe Schmidt Kollwitz
Kollwitz was born in Königsberg, East Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia), the fifth child in her family. Her father, Karl Schmidt, was a radical Social democrat who became a mason and house builder. Her mother, Katherina Schmidt, was the daughter of Julius Rupp, a Lutheran pastor who was expelled from the official State Church and founded an independent congregation. Her education was greatly influenced by her grandfather's lessons in religion and socialism. The early death of her younger brother Benjamin also left an impression; in childhood Kollwitz was afflicted with anxiety.
View 61 of Käthe Schmidt Kollwitz' artworks, free from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.