Kathe Kollwitz, Activist through Art

Kathe Kollwitz, Activist through Art

Kathë Kollwitz, 1867-1945 Kathë Kollowitz (say the W like a V), is known for her prints that protest a social situation from her times, or show the profound grief of a parent whose child has died. Print Making to Make a Statement Print making was a choice that she...
Mary Cassatt, American Impressionist

Mary Cassatt, American Impressionist

Mary Cassatt, American Impressionist, 1844-1926 Mary Cassatt was a wealthy American woman who is known for painting other wealthy women in (more or less) proper places – at home, with children, at the opera. At first glance, you might think she was proper herself. But...
Hedy Lamarr and Frequency Hopping

Hedy Lamarr and Frequency Hopping

Sometimes, an invention is invented because someone makes an imaginative leap from one thing to another. That can be why a regular person comes up with a clever new innovation that the experts didn’t see—the expert is focused on their one area of expertise, that they...
Sarah Goode, Black Inventor of the Cabinet Bed

Sarah Goode, Black Inventor of the Cabinet Bed

Sarah E. Goode (1855-1905) was the first African American woman to be awarded a U.S. Patent, for a cabinet bed, which would fold up during the day “so as to occupy less space, and made generally to resemble some article of furniture when so folded.” Her patent was...