Washington based artist and instructor Casey Klahn is this week’s guest blogger for our Artist as Collector Series.

Käthe Kollwitz

German (1867-1945)
The Downtrodden
Etching, c. 1900
229 x 610 mm (9″ x 24.5″)

I traded this etching by Käthe Kollwitz for one of my original pastel drawings.

Kollwitz was an early master of Expressionism,  a movement I seek to emulate in my own work.
What ideas and feelings do I want to convey? This is the question I try to answer as an artist.
Käthe Kollwitz did this eloquently.  Every work she produced shows her idea of humanity, matriarchy and personal ethos.
Casey Klahn is an American artist who works in various drawing media, such as pastel, charcoal and graphite. 

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