Drawing, Study of a Bust
This is a drawing. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. It is dated 1911 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is black crayon on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Kauffer’s formal artistic study began at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art in San Francisco. He likely drew this realistic sketch from a plaster or stone model during class in 1911. Kauffer continued his coursework at the Art Institute of Chicago the following year. While in Chicago he also attended the Armory Show, which introduced him to modernist European art.
This object was
Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.
Its dimensions are
58.3 × 44.8 cm (22 15/16 × 17 5/8 in.)
It is signed
Signed in black crayon, lower right: EDWARD KAUFFER-
It is inscribed
Inscribed in black crayon, lower right: MR. FORSBERG. A.M. / 1911; in graphite: a [to the left of 1911] / H. M.
Cite this object as
Drawing, Study of a Bust; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; black crayon on paper; 58.3 × 44.8 cm (22 15/16 × 17 5/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-1155
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.