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1945

  • Work on this object began.

1950

  • Work on this object ended.

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Drawing, Study for an Abstract Composition, 1945–1950

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 pen and black ink, brush and black ink 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.

  • Drawing (USA), ca. 1935–45
  • brush and black, blue, brown, and rust gouache on cream wove paper.
  • Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.
  • 1963-39-1079

Its dimensions are

25.1 × 18.8 cm (9 7/8 × 7 3/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for an Abstract Composition, 1945–1950; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; pen and black ink, brush and black ink on paper; 25.1 × 18.8 cm (9 7/8 × 7 3/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-831

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