Käthe Kollwitz Prize

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Käthe Kollwitz Prize winner Willi Sitte (right), toasts with Werner Klemke (left), and Kurt Schwaen (centre) in 1968.

The Käthe Kollwitz Prize (German: Käthe-Kollwitz-Preis) is a German art award named after artist Käthe Kollwitz.

Established in 1960 by the then-Academy of Arts of the German Democratic Republic (nowadays the Academy of Arts, Berlin), the prize is awarded annually by a jury whose members are newly chosen each year to a visual artist living and working in Germany who is honored either for a single work or their complete body of work. Since 1992, the prize money (12,000 euros as of 2009) has been co-funded by the Kreissparkasse Köln, the owner of the Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne. The Academy organises a parallel exhibition, accompanied by a catalog, for the laureate.[1]

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