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Drawing, Geometric Abstraction, 1890–1954

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer. It is dated 1890–1954 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is brush and gouache, graphite on illustration board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Grace Schulman.

  • Canvas Brooch, 2014
  • 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: 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, Geometric Abstraction, 1890–1954; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); England; brush and gouache, graphite on illustration board; 50.9 × 40.5 cm (20 1/16 × 15 15/16 in.); Gift of Grace Schulman; 1997-134-7

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