1890 – 1954
Notting Hill Gate Station from the Road

Oil on canvas board, signed lower left
Image size: 19 ½ x 14 ½ inches (49.5 x 37 cm)
Contemporary frame

Possible self portrait on the reverse

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Looking from the bridge we peer down the Notting Hill Gate Train Station.

Hailed in his lifetime as “the poster king,” E. McKnight Kauffer (American, 1890–1954) believed that the street was an art gallery for the people. While living in England between 1914 and 1940, Kauffer produced radical posters for advertising that introduced modernism to the public. He experimented in provocative ways with line, form, space, and color to promote services and products. He did not limit himself to posters, and designed a remarkable range of book covers, rugs, theatrical productions, and more, continuing his work in New York from 1940 until his death.