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1919

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2021

2023

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Poster, A Course of Lectures on Modern Tendencies in Art

This is a Poster. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) Arts League of Service. It is dated 1919. Its medium is lithograph. It is a part of the department.

In 1919, Kauffer was a founding member of The Arts League of Service (ALS), an organization that increased appreciation of and access to modern art and culture. Kauffer designed the ALS emblem, a figure caught in stride between city and country, emphasizing the geographic reach of the group’s programming. Wyndham Lewis, poet T. S. Eliot, and dancer Margaret Morris were among the artists who participated through theatrical and dance performances, lecture series, a printed bulletin, and exhibitions.

It is credited Exhibition purchase.

Its dimensions are

73.3 × 51.1 cm (28 7/8 × 20 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in plate: The Arts League of Service/ A Course of Lectures on/ Modern Tendencies in Art/ at 8.45 p.m./ Central Buildings/ Westminster/ Wednesday, Oct. 22 “Painting” Wyndham Lewis/ Chairman: George Bernard Shaw/ Tuesday, Oct. 28 “Poetry” T.S. Eliot/ Chairman: Laurence Binyon/ Wednesday, Nov. 12 “Dancing” Margaret Morris/ Thursday, Nov. 27 “Music” Eugène Goossens/ Single Tickets, 5s. (Members, 50% reduction. Apply 1 Robert Street, Adelphi W.C.2 (Tel. No. Regent 779)

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

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