Käthe Kollwitz Prize

The Käthe Kollwitz Prize, endowed in 1960 by the East German Akademie der Künste, is awarded on an annual basis to a visual artist in honour of a single work or his/her overall achievement. It has a value of 12,000 Euros.

The prize winner is decided on by a members’ jury which changes every year. The life and work of the artist should be centred in Berlin.

On the occasion of awarding this honour, the Akademie der Künste organises an exhibition to the laureate as well as publishing a catalogue. Since 1992, the Käthe Kollwitz Prize has been co-funded by the Cologne Kreissparkasse (District Savings Bank) as the body responsible for the Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne.

Laureates

1960 Karl Erich Müller
1961 Arno Mohr
1962 Sella Hasse
1964 Herbert Tucholski
1965 Fritz Duda
1966 Fritz Dähn
1967 Otto Nagel
1968 Willi Sitte
1969 Theo Balden
1970 Gerhard Kettner
1971 Curt Querner
1972 Herbert Sandberg
1973 René Graetz
1974 Wieland Förster
1975 Werner Stötzer
1976 Harald Metzkes
1977 Horst Zickelbein
1978 Dieter Goltzsche
1979 Wilfried Fitzenreiter
1980 Werner Tübke
1981 Elisabeth Shaw
1982 Hans Vent
1983 Sabine Grzimek
1984 Manfred Böttcher
1985 Joachim John
1986 Gerhard Großmann
1987 Max Uhlig
1988 Christa Sammler
1989 Claus Weidensdorfer
1990 Konrad Knebel
1991 Manfred Butzmann
1992 Lothar Böhme
1993 Martin Assig
1994 Karla Woisnitza
1995 Micha Ullman
1996 Martin Kippenberger
1997 Astrid Klein
1998 Miriam Cahn
1999 Mark Lammert
2000 Svetlana Kopystiansky
2001 Jürgen Schön
2002 Renate Anger
2003 Horst Münch
2004 Peter Weibel
2005 Lutz Dammbeck
2006 Thomas Eller
2007 Hede Bühl
2008 Gustav Kluge
2009 Ulrike Grossarth
2010 Mona Hatoum
2011 Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller
2012 Douglas Gordon
2013 Eran Schaerf (Verleihung am 20.09.2013)