Woman with Dead Child, Käthe Kollwitz, 1903, etching. Kollwitz lost a son in WWI and a grandson in WWII. Her work became overwhelmingly about the savage waste of war, as seen through a mother’s heart.

Woman with Dead Child, Käthe Kollwitz, 1903, etching. Kollwitz lost a son in WWI and a grandson in WWII. Her work became overwhelmingly about the savage waste of war, as seen through a mother’s heart.

Portrait of Hans Kollwitz, Käthe Kollwitz, 1896.

Portrait of Hans Kollwitz, Käthe Kollwitz, 1896.

“Bluewald,” 1989, by Cady Nolan, is the top-selling work by a living woman artist. It sold for $9.8 million at auction in Spring 2015. If you think that's a lot, compare it to $58.4 million for a Jeff Koons.

“Bluewald,” 1989, by Cady Nolan, is the top-selling work by a living woman artist. It sold for $9.8 million at auction in Spring 2015. If you think that's a lot, compare it to $58.4 million for a Jeff Koons.

“Mirror Room (Pumpkin),” 1991, by Yayoi Kusama. She tops the list for living women in terms of the aggregate value of her work sold at auction: nearly $216 million at the end of 2015.

“Mirror Room (Pumpkin),” 1991, by Yayoi Kusama. She tops the list for living women in terms of the aggregate value of her work sold at auction: nearly $216 million at the end of 2015.

Daddy's little helper, oil on Belgian linen, 14X18, by Carol L. Douglas

Daddy's little helper, oil on Belgian linen, 14X18, by Carol L. Douglas

Matthew Brady and other Civil War era photographers were using wet-plate collodion photography, which require doing their darkroom work in the field. Still, he managed to capture images that move us 150 years later, like this famous image of the Sunken Road (1862) from Antietam.

Matthew Brady and other Civil War era photographers were using wet-plate collodion photography, which require doing their darkroom work in the field. Still, he managed to capture images that move us 150 years later, like this famous image of the Sunken Road (1862) from Antietam.

Siyuan Zhao was mistaken for a performance artist (taken by artist Rudy Perez at the scene).

Siyuan Zhao was mistaken for a performance artist (taken by artist Rudy Perez at the scene).

"Bird with Stars" by Kiki Smith. Etching, drypoint, and aquatint | crow | raven.

"Bird with Stars" by Kiki Smith. Etching, drypoint, and aquatint | crow | raven.

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