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The GDR minted a 10-mark coin in 1967 on the occasion of the "100th birthday of Käthe Kollwitz". The coin was produced in uncirculated finish and has a diameter of 31 mm and a weight of 17 grams.
Käthe Kollwitz became on July 8, 1867 in Königsberg in Prussia was born and was a German artist. Käthe Kollwitz spent her childhood in Königsberg. At the age of 14 she took lessons from the copperplate engraver Rudolf Mauer and art lessons from the painter Gustav Naujok. In 1885 she attended the women's academy of the Association of Berlin Women Artists. There she met Arno Holz and Gerhart Hauptmann. A year later she returned to Königsberg and attended the art academy in Königsberg. In 1889 she studied with Ludwig Herterich in Munich. After completing her studies, she married the doctor Karl Kollwitz and moved with him to Berlin. Their son Hans was born in 1892 and their son Peter was born four years later. From 1898 to 1902 she was a teacher in the women's academy of the Association of Berlin Women Artists. At the Berlin art exhibition she drew attention with the sheets of her etching series. She started sculpting in 1910. She was a member of the Berlin Secession artists' organization and worked for International Workers Aid. In 1919 she was appointed professor. This made her the first woman to become a member of the Prussian Academy of the Arts. During the war she lived at Schloss Bischofstein. After the war, a box of graphics from her was found in the attic. In 1943 her apartment was bombed out and many works of art were lost. Käthe Kollwitz died on April 22, 1945 in Moritzburg.
Motif of the 10-mark coin
The face of the 10-mark coin shows a picture of the head of Käthe Kollwitz. The value side shows a hammer and a compass in a wreath of ears (state coat of arms of the GDR).
|Value / currency:||10 Mark|