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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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Edward McKnight Kauffer, by Maxwell Ashby Armfield - NPG 4947a

Edward McKnight Kauffer

by Maxwell Ashby Armfield
pencil, 1915
NPG 4947a

Edward McKnight Kauffer, by Maxwell Ashby Armfield - NPG 4947

Edward McKnight Kauffer

by Maxwell Ashby Armfield
oil on canvas, 1915
NPG 4947

Edward McKnight Kauffer, by Carl Van Vechten - NPG P1125

Edward McKnight Kauffer

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

Edward McKnight Kauffer, by Gordon Anthony - NPG x44764

Edward McKnight Kauffer

by Gordon Anthony
modern bromide print from original negative, 1937
NPG x44764

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