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1911

  • Work on this object began.

1917

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2021

2023

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Print, Bradford: View of a Town

This is a Print.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Museum of Modern Art as part of Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

It is dated ca. 1914. Its medium is woodcut. It is a part of the department.


After declaring himself a vorticist, Edward Wadsworth began making precisely carved woodcuts translating urban and industrial forms into complex geometric abstractions. Kauffer was fascinated by Wadsworth’s prints, and the two developed a friendship while occasionally exhibiting alongside each other. Kauffer adopted elements from Wadsworth’s art into his own practice.





Vorticism


Vorticism was a British movement in art and literature that was founded in 1914. Vorticism’s angular style was strongly influenced by images of machinery in motion and other representations of early 20th-century industrial technology.

It is credited The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Jeanne C. Thayer Fund, 1977.

Its dimensions are

H x W (sheet): 29.7 × 23 cm (11 11/16 × 9 1/16 in.) H x W (mat): 56.9 × 40.6 cm (22 3/8 in. × 16 in.)

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

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