Edward Mcknight Kauffer

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1890–1954 | BORN: Great Falls, Montana | EDUCATION: Mark Hopkins Institute; Chicago Art Institute

Adapted knowledge of modern painting to design

Designed radical poster incorporating Cubism, Futurism, and Vorticism

Helped establish the discipline of graphic design in England

Edward McKnight Kauffer was born in Montana, but it was Chicago that opened his artistic eyes, where the famous 1913 Armory Show introduced American patrons to European avant-garde art. Inspired, he traveled abroad to study. He saw the influential poster work of Ludwig Hohlwein in Germany, studied painting in Paris, and launched his career in advertising ...

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