Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer

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Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer


Sun 27 Jun 2021

Zoom lecture by Caitlin Condell & Emily M. Orr, at 6.00 pm (London). Renowned in his lifetime as the ‘poster king’, E. McKnight Kauffer (American, 1890–1954) was a pioneer of commercial art who integrated avant-garde style into modern life. While living in England between the two World Wars, Kauffer produced radical posters, a remarkable range of book covers, rugs, theatrical productions and more. He continued his work in New York from 1940 until his death. This will be a behind-the-scenes look at a newly released monograph and forthcoming exhibition at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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