Kaufmann, Edgar, 1910-1989

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d. 1989.

From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 81396145

Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. (1910-1989) was an American industrial designer, architect and artist. He apprenticed with Frank Lloyd Wright (1933-1934) and his father, Edgar Kaufmann, Sr., commissioned Fallingwater from noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936. Among his other accomplishments, he was director of the industrial design department at the Museum of Modern Art (1946-1955) and worked to encourage uniform standards for industrial design education.

[Portions of this biographical sketch adapted from information found in the "People" section of the Industrial Design Society of America's website, http://www.idsa.org .]

The Kaufmann Industrial Design Award was administered by the Institute of International Education and sponsored by the Edgar Kaufmann Foundation to give public recognition to accomplishments in all fields of design and to encourage enterprising design developments. The award was discontinued in 1967.

From the guide to the Kaufmann Industrial Design Award Records, 1931-1962, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976. Institute of International Education, Kaufmann Conference Rooms architectural drawings and papers, 1961-1966. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Kaufmann, Edgar, 1910-1989. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Dept. of Decorative Arts. Records, Exhibition views: installations. Home Furnishings, Old and New. Designed by Gruen, Kauffmann, Nelson, and Wormley. 1957. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Berman, Avis. Avis Berman research material on Katharine Kuh, 1939-2006. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lamb, Thomas, 1896-1988. Papers, 1916-1988. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Decision Magazine papers, 1940-1942 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Alan, Charles, 1908?-1975. Oral history interview with Charles Alan on Aline Saarinen, 1973 Feb. 17. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Decision magazine papers, 1940-1942 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Department of Decorative Arts. Records, Exhibition views: installations. Home Furnishings, Old and New. Designed by Gruen, Kauffmann, Nelson, and Wormley. 1957. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Edgar J. Kaufmann Charitable Trust records, 1936-1987 [manuscript] Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
referencedIn Edgar Kaufmann : vertical file. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn John Vassos Papers, 1928-1981 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Proskauer, Henry G., 1915-. Letters received, ca. 1950-1970. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Janssen, Benno, 1874-1964. Benno Janssen Collection, 1909-1954, 1915-1938. Carnegie Mellon University, Hunt Library
creatorOf Hitchcock, Henry Russell, 1903-. Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. Papers, 1925-1969 (bulk: 1937-1969) Houghton Library
creatorOf Kaufmann's Department Store (Pittsburgh, Pa.). Kaufmann's Department Store photographs 1880-2001 [picture]. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
referencedIn Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. Papers, 1925-1969 (bulk: 1937-1969) Houghton Library
referencedIn Peter Blake architectural records and papers, 1910-2006, (bulk 1980-2002) Columbia University. Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Library. Department of Drawings and Archives.
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, 1932-2005 Houghton Library
referencedIn Friend, Donald, 1915-1989. Letter of Donald Friend written to Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., 19-- [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Avis Berman research material on Katharine Kuh, 1939-2006 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Scully, Vincent, 1920-. Fallingwater, a symposium to honor Edgar Kaufmann, jr., on the 50th anniversary of the completion of Frank Lloyd Wright's house at Bear Run, Pennsylvania : symposium documents, 1986. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Willis, Alfred Edward. Correspondence relating to Edgar J. Kaufmann, Jr. bibliography, 1986-1989. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Dept. of Photography. Records, Exhibition negatives: installations. Home Furnishings, Old and New. Designed by Gruen, Kauffmann, Nelson, and Wormley. 1957. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Blake, Peter, 1920-2006. Peter Blake architectural records and papers, 1910-2006 (bulk 1980-2002). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Kaufmann's Department Store (Pittsburgh, Pa.). Kaufmann's Department Store records 1868-2003 [records]. Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
referencedIn Decision magazine papers, 1940-1942 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Alan, Charles, 1908?-1975. Charles Alan interview on Aline Saarinen, 1973 Feb. 17. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Hanna, Rilla,. Frank Lloyd Wright ephemera, 1988-1990. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Zwart, Piet, 1885-1977. Letters received, 1928-1946. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Kaufmann Industrial Design Award Records, 1931-1962 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Kaufmann, Edgar, 1910-1989. Letters, 1935-1962, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Kaufmann, Edgar, 1910-1989. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Kaufmann, Edgar, 1910-1989. Letters to John Crawford, 1960-1961. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976. person
associatedWith Alan, Charles, 1908?-1975 person
associatedWith Berman, Avis person
associatedWith Berman, Avis. person
associatedWith Blake, Peter, 1920-2006. person
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. Department of Decorative Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. Dept. of Decorative Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. Dept. of Photography. corporateBody
associatedWith Crawford, John M., 1913- , person
associatedWith Edgar Kaufmann Foundation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Friend, Donald, 1915-1989. person
correspondedWith Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969 person
associatedWith Hanna, Rilla, person
associatedWith Hitchcock, Henry Russell, 1903- person
associatedWith Institute of International Education (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Janssen, Benno, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Kaufmann Industrial Design Award. corporateBody
associatedWith Kaufmann's Department Store (Pittsburgh, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Kaufmann's Department Store (Pittsburgh, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Lamb, Thomas, 1896-1988. person
associatedWith Mayen, Paul. person
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Proskauer, Henry G., 1915- person
associatedWith Vassos, John, 1898-1985 person
associatedWith Willis, Alfred Edward. person
associatedWith Zwart, Piet, 1885-1977. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Printing
Industrial design
Industrial design--Awards
Industrial designers
Graphic arts
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Birth 1910

Death 1989-07-31

Americans

English

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