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1945

  • Work on this object began.

1950

  • Work on this object ended.

1963

  • We acquired this object.

2013

2015

2022

  • You found it!

Drawing, Study of an Abstract Composition

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer. It is dated 1945–1950 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is graphite, red, black and white crayon on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer. It is credited Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.

  • Screen
  • silver leaf, lacquered wood, cast metal (hinges).
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2018-22-29
  • NOT TITLED 8 Brooch
  • eggshell inlay, metal.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-36

Its dimensions are

17.5 × 14.6 cm (6 7/8 × 5 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study of an Abstract Composition; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; graphite, red, black and white crayon on paper; 17.5 × 14.6 cm (6 7/8 × 5 3/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-756

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