Edward Mcknight Kauffer
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 ...