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Kauffer E McKnight

Year working: Lived 1890 – 1954

Famous poster artist who worked for Shell including some superb designs incorporating racing cars. For one of the best examples see Lot 486 Onslow's sale 31st March 1999. Born originally in the USA he came to England via Paris in 1914. He designed theatre works, interiors, textiles, book illustrations and posters. He returned to the USA in 1940. See Shell archive sale 10th September 2003 by Sotheby's for more examples of his work

Further reference


Shell racing car poster