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Drawing, Hand, 1935–1938

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer. It is dated 1935–1938 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is graphite, brush and gouache, newsprint collage on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Edward McKnight Kauffer was an American designer who moved to London just before World War I and stayed until the advent of World War II. Inspired by cubist painting and collage, Kauffer often combined illustration with halftone reproductions of photographic elements—traditional lithography was his preferred means of reproduction. Cooper Hewitt’s extensive collection of Kauffer’s drawings and designs illuminates his process.

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

Its dimensions are

31.3 × 26.8 cm (12 5/16 × 10 9/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in black gouache, lower right: E. McK. Kauffer

Cite this object as

Drawing, Hand, 1935–1938; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; graphite, brush and gouache, newsprint collage on paper; 31.3 × 26.8 cm (12 5/16 × 10 9/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-962

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