See more objects with the tag art exhibition.

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.


  • Work on this object began.



  • You found it!

Poster, The London Group

This is a Poster. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) The London Group.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Museum of Modern Art as part of Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

It is dated 1918. Its medium is lithograph. It is a part of the department.

The London Group formed in 1913 with the aim of regularly exhibiting a broad spectrum of British modern art. Elected secretary of the group in 1917, Kauffer designed the posters and invitation cards announcing its exhibitions. In his 1919 poster, Kauffer illustrated a pair of joined figures in a confrontational stance. The masklike faces are suggestive of a modernist trend among European artists who turned to African and tribal sculpture as a source of inspiration and appropriation.

It is credited The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist, 1939.

  • Drawing
  • Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.
  • 1963-39-12

Its dimensions are

H x W: 75.6 × 50.8 cm (29 3/4 in. × 20 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Poster, The London Group |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=8 June 2023 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>