Extended until 8 January 2017

ANNELIESE KRETSCHMER - DISCOVERIES
Photographs from 1922 to 1975


The Käthe Kollwitz Museum Cologne continues its series of photographic exhibitions on the occasion of the Cologne Photoszene-Festival with a solo show of the portrait photographer Annelise Kretschmer (1903–1987).

Annelise Kretschmer, born in Dortmund, Germany, is among the most important female photographers of the late Weimar Republic. Related to the “Neue Sachlichkeit”, albeit with an unconventional aesthetic concept, she was among the first women in Germany to open her own photographic studio. With her camera she portrayed artists, industrialists, workers, farmers and, again and again, children, whose depictions are among the most impressive examples of photographic portraiture. Although she was represented at the most important exhibitions of that time with her earliest portraits, her work gradually faded into obscurity during the 1930s as she was forced to withdraw from public life.

The more than 80 vintage prints presented in this exhibition – loans from the artist‘s estate and the Folkwang Museum, Essen – are a comprehensive anthology. Along her well-known works from the prewar time the show includes discoveries from the 1950s and 60s, thereunder portraits of artists such as Ewald Mataré, Albert-Renger Patzsch and Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler.
Most of the works in this exhibition have never been shown in public before.
   

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ADMISSION AND OPENING TIMES
 


Admission

€ 5,00 // red. € 2,00

Opening Times 
Tue-Fri: 10am to 6pm // Sat, Sun, public holidays: 11am to 6pm
Closed Mondays, also on 24. - 26.12. and 31.12.2016
OPEN ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, 1 January 2017

Guided group visits
For Adults: € 60,00
Weekend, public holidays: € 70,00
For Pupils / Students: € 20,00


For more informations:
museum@kollwitz.de
+49 (0) 221 / 227 2899 
 
 
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Credits
Annelise Kretschmer:
- Self Portrait c. 1929
- Nina 1943
Vintage Silbergelatineabzüge
(c) Christiane von Königslöw