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Martha Kearns

Adjunct Professor


African Art
Modern Art
Global Perspectives in Art History to the Renaissance


M.A. in Education, Antioch Graduate School of Educations
B.A., Arcadia University
Post-Graduate Education, The Netherlands (Fulbright)


Martha Kearns is a college educator, author, and former Community Arts Director. As Executive Director of FrankfordStyle, a faith-based arts ministry developed into a multi-disciplinary arts organization serving the needs of inner-city Frankford, Philadelphia. Impact included The Business/Arts Partnership Award with Jack's Camera's, given by the Philadelphia Arts and Business Council, 1999.

Teaching art history at Moravian since 2003 and at Lehigh University since 2008, she also has been teaching literature and drama at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, since 1994. Published works include Kaethe Kollwitz: Woman and Artist, (1976, 1977, 1991), the definitive English biography of the German graphic artist and sculptor; "Elizabeth Catlett: The Spirit of Form," Sculpture Magazine (1999); and more recently, reviews of Broadway shows Mary Stuart and God of Carnage, and interviews with the lead, Tony Award winning British actress Janet McTeer, ICON Magazine, 2009-2010.

Collector's Statement:

“I purchased this work after completing a monograph on the artist, Kaethe Kollwitz: Woman and Artist . The book, with three printings (1976, 1977, 1991) remains the definitive English biography of the German graphic artist and sculptor. Kollwitz is considered one of the great graphic artists of the Twentieth Century, and certainly the greatest woman graphic artist. The work, Beim Degeln, “Whetting the Scythe,” 1905, etching and softground and a restrike, is part of Kollwitz's second graphic suite, Bauernkrieg , The Peasant War , 1907, seven works based on the 1525 serf revolt of southern Germany. I purchased this because I thought it a particularly beautiful and clear bite of this work.”