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1940

  • Work on this object began.

1950

  • Work on this object ended.

1997

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for a Magazine Cover with Geometric Abstraction

This is a drawing. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) Brighton Warp and Weft. It is dated ca. 1945 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is brush and gouache, graphite on board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Grace Schulman. It is credited Gift of Grace Schulman.

  • Canvas Brooch
  • painted canvas on wood, applied tin, silver, iron.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-91

Its dimensions are

50.9 × 40.5 cm (20 1/16 × 15 15/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and black ink, lower right below image: Design by / E. McKnight Kauffer.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, at lower left corner margin: WARP & WEFT [upside down]

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Magazine Cover with Geometric Abstraction; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); Client: Brighton Warp and Weft; England; brush and gouache, graphite on board; 50.9 × 40.5 cm (20 1/16 × 15 15/16 in.); Gift of Grace Schulman; 1997-134-7

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