When I was sixteen, I found the large Dover paperback book of Kaethe Kollwitz prints and drawings by Carl Zigrosser at Suder's Art Store on Main Street in Cincinnati. I was so excited to have an example of a woman artist who drew the human figure with such emotional power. She continues to inspire me - 

"Strength is: to take life as it is and, unbroken by life - without overmuch complaining and overmuch weeping - to do one's work powerfully".
Kaethe Kollwitz