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Getty Research Institute Acquires Major Käthe Kollwitz Collection of Works on Paper

The Getty Research Institute announced the acquisition and partial donation of a major collection of works on paper accumulated by internationally renowned collector Dr. Richard A. Simms. This collection, assembled over 40 years, was built around Simms’ abiding interest in German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) and includes artists in her orbit – Max Klinger (1857-1920), Emil Nolde (1857-1956), Otto Greiner (1869-1916), Ludwig Meidner (1884-1996), and George Grosz (1893-1959).

Comprising more than 650 works on paper, including prints, working proofs, and drawings, as well as books, portfolios, and artists' letters, the collection is in part a generous donation from Simms, who is the founding chair of the Getty Research Institute Council. The gift portion of this collection represents the largest donation of graphic art received by the J. Paul Getty Trust.
Relevant research areas: North America, Western Europe, 20th Century

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