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1935

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2022

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Invitation, E. McKnight Kauffer

This is a Invitation. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and printed by Lund Humphries. It is dated 1935. Its medium is lithograph. It is a part of the department.

In 1930, Kauffer became the art director for the printing firm Percy Lund, Humphries & Co. The company was co-managed by E. C. Gregory, who was also a major patron of modern art. He and Kauffer established a small gallery in the firm’s office, where they organized exhibitions of work by international artists. These included the first solo exhibitions in London of Man Ray and the typographer and book designer Jan Tschichold, as well as a retrospective of Kauffer’s own career in 1935.

It is credited Simon Rendall Collection.

Its dimensions are

H x W (closed): 18.6 × 15 cm (7 5/16 × 5 7/8 in.)

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

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