Käte Cohn-Renard

Käte Cohn-Renard was a sister of a renowned art historian from Breslau (Wrocław), Robert Corwegh (1878-1929) who was highly involved in the cultural life of the city (e.g. in 1910 he co-organized the ex-libris exhibition in the Schlesisches Museum der bildenden Künste). Probably following her brother's example, who kept supporting since 1908 the museum mentioned above with numerous donations (he donated a. o. a fragment of an Etruscan marble sarcophagus from Volterra and his own issues on Italian art) she supported that institution with many donations. In 1929, according to the will of her deceased brother Käte Cohn-Renard bequeathed to the Schlesisches Museum a sculpture by Adam Antes. Within the following two years she sold at least 37 graphics, drawings and a sculpture self-portrait of Renée Sintenis to the museum.

Description of the collection:

The collection of graphics consisted of numerous works by Lyonel Feininger and Max Pechstein, as well as by Ernst Barlach, Georg Grosz, Erich Heckel, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Emil Orlik, Max Liebermann, Käthe Kollwitz, Wilhelm Lehmbruck and Marie Laurencin. Also the oeuvre of the artists linked to the Kunstakademie in Breslau (Wrocław), like Ludwig Meidner and Otto Mueller enjoyed widespread interest by the collector.

Categories of works of art in this collection: Print (2), Drawing (1)

Lagerbücher des Schlesischen Museums der Bildenden Künste zu Breslau, 1903-1945 (Herder Institut, Marburg)

Localization: Breslau (Wrocław) - Augustastraße 53 (ul. Szczęśliwa)
Authors of this entry:
  • Magdalena Palica
Published on: 14 / 01 / 2014
Project co-financed by Ministry of Labour and Social Policy under Government Project – Civic Benefit Fund.
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