E McKnight Kauffer (b.1890; d.1954)

Edward McKnight Kauffer was born in Great Falls, Montana. From 1911 to 1913 he studied evening classes in art at the Mark Hopkins Institute, San Francisco. In 1913 he spent six months at the Chicago Art Institute, at which time he attended the controversial 'Armory Show', which 'introduced modern European art to a sceptical US public'. Also in 1913, he studied painting in Paris (and Munich), sponsored by Professor McKnight of the University of Utah,…