To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I (July 28, 1914), the Toledo Museum of Art has organized the exhibition The Great War: Art on the Front Line from its collections. Like most artists featured in the exhibition, Käthe Kollwitz was personally affected by the war. Her 18-year-old son Peter was killed at the Front in 1914. In 1921–22 she produced a series of seven harrowing images of fear and grief and suffering called simply War (Krieg). Here a group of volunteers—including Peter, highlighted at the center—is pulled along relentlessly by the figure of Death beating a drum.