Käthe Kollwitz only created a total of 14 posters. Among them, though, are some of her best-known works, such as the lithograph »Never Again War« which was an icon of the peace movement well into the 1980s.
Her first two works, the »Poster for the Cottage Industry Exhibition« from 1906 and »For Greater Berlin« from 1912, scandalised the imperial court and were eventually banned.
The artist’s later posters were mostly composed between 1919 and 1926 during the Weimar Republic when the extent of her fame had reached a peak. These posters focus on the deprivation caused by the First World War and highlight the artist’s pacifist concerns.
Käthe Kollwitz, Poster »Vienna is dying! Save its Children!«, 1920, crayon lithograph in to two colours (transfer, text on ribbed laid paper), Kn 148 II
Käthe Kollwitz, Poster »Help Russia«, 1921, crayon lithograph (transfer), Kn 170 A I
Käthe Kollwitz, Poster »Germany’s Children are starving!«, 1923, crayon lithograph (transfer), Kn 202 B