Kurt Tucholsky, was the most brilliant and productive German satirist of the twentieth century.
Käthe Kollwitz was an exceptional artist who was a champion of the poor and those who struggled in society. Born in East Prussia in 1867, Kollwitz came from a middle class family. Her father was, in spite of his class, a socialist, and her grandfather was a protestant minister who had been expelled from his church for his independent views.
George Grosz was a "German American expressionist painter and illustrator. Born in Berlin, he studied art at the Royal Academy, Dresden, the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, and the Academie Colarossi, Paris, and served in the army in World War I (1914-1918)."1 Grosz ended his war service in a hospital for the shell-shocked suffering from what we would call today post-traumatic stress syndrome.