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Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954), Artist and graphic designer

Sitter in 10 portraits
Graphic designer. Born in Montana, USA, Kauffer came to England in 1914 and exhibited as a painter until 1921 when his commercial work took over entirely. For over 25 years his posters for the London Underground as well as for Shell-Mex, BP, the GPO and many other companies, borrowing Cubist and Futurist motifs, were especially influential.

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4947a

Edward McKnight Kauffer

by Maxwell Ashby Armfield
pencil, 1915
NPG 4947a

4947

Edward McKnight Kauffer

by Maxwell Ashby Armfield
oil on canvas, 1915
NPG 4947

P1125

Edward McKnight Kauffer

by Carl Van Vechten
vintage gelatin silver print, 27 May 1934
NPG P1125

Ax136103

Edward McKnight Kauffer

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print, 1927
NPG Ax136103

x11720

Edward McKnight Kauffer

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1927
NPG x11720

x11721

Edward McKnight Kauffer

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1927
NPG x11721

x44764

Edward McKnight Kauffer

by Gordon Anthony
bromide print, 1937
NPG x44764

x11718

Edward McKnight Kauffer

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1927
NPG x11718

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Edward McKnight Kauffer

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1927
NPG x11719