Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Leon Carré

[France] (b 1878/d 1942)

from "Le Jardin Des Caresses" (1921) [www.pinterest.com]

"Leon Carré was born in Granville, Manche and started his studies in the Rennes Fine Arts  School , studying later  in Paris with Leon Bonnat and Luc-Olivier Merson."  He traveled through Algeria in 1905 and Spain in 1911...Carré exhibited his work since 1900 in the best French Art Exhibitions...he won the  Abd-el-Tif prize in 1909 together with Jules Migonney... he was also a two-time winner of the Chenavard Prize.. One of his most famous works was the 12 volume Edition of "Arabian Nights" with a large group of fabulous Illustrations , in a joint work with Mohamed Racim...

Biography : Wikipedia
Detailed biography : www.cerclealgerianiste.fr/
Many of the Beautiful Leon Carré Illustrations : Google Images

Algeria 1939 "New York World Fair" (5,1) [Engr (Jules Piel)][Recess] Sc(125,...,130)

Algeria 1940 "Soldiers Dependents Relief Fund" (4,1) [Photo] Sc(B32,...,B35)

[ Sorry, but I have a problem with the size of the letters in my blogs, and Blogger doesn't help me... I have to quit using different fonts and letters and I have to live with it!!]

Werner Klemke

[Germany] (b 1917/d 1994)

" In his childhood, Werner Klemke drew a great deal, and he was often found in museums and libraries. (..) The encounter with art and literature of Classical Antiquity remained for Klemke an essential experience ; after sometime training as an Art Teacher in the Frankfurt Teacher's Institute, he began in 1937 with the work as an animator for the company Kruse film..(..) Klemke served his Military time in WWII as a private in an antiaircraft unit, and during his spare time he forged identity papers and food stamps for the Dutch Jews Community...after the War, in East Friesland, the first Post War German Children book was written and drawn by Klemte, using the lithography Technique...in 1946 he returned to Berlin where he had several different works , attempting to survive the difficult times...(...) a contact in the Berlin Publishing house "People and world" brought him in 1948 his first major contract in book Designing and Illustration...(...) this work marked a breakthrough and only three years later he was a lecturer at the Berlin College of Fine and Applied Arts (now Art Academy Berlin-Weissensee ), and in 1956, he was a professor of book graphics and typography. (...) His success as an artist brought Werner Klemke over the years to won various government awards (Germany, USSR,Italy,etc)."


East Germany 1964 "Children's Day" (5,5,5) [Litho] Sc(698,...,702)

East Germany 1965 "Bicentenary of the Mining School, Freiberg" (4,4,4) [Litho] Sc(796,...,799) [ Images credit of Stampworld ]

East Germany 1966 "Protected Plants" (3,3,3) [Litho] Sc(879,...,881) [ Images credit of Stampworld ]

East Germany 1984 "Fairytale  'Dead Tzar's Daughter and the Seven Warriors'" (MS6) [Litho] Sc(2451a,...,2451f) [ Images credit of Stampworld ]

East Germany 1985 "Brothers Grimm : Fabulists & Philologists" (MS6) [Litho] Sc(2515a,...,2515f) [ Images credit of Stampworld ]

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Paul Calle

[USA] (b 1928/d 2010)

"Paul Calle was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan on March 3, 1928. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and during the Korean War was an illustrator for the Army. Early in his career, Mr. Calle did cover artwork for science-fiction pulp magazines like Galaxy, Fantasy Fiction and Super Science Stories, as well as for general-interest publications like The Saturday Evening Post. In 1962, he was among the inaugural group of artists chosen for the NASA Art Program, a documentary record of the space program that has produced thousands of works to date. (...) Calle is a master of both the oil painting and the pencil drawing. His drawings — often very large — show incredible control and sensitivity; they have the quality of fine etchings. Few contemporary artists have attained greater mastery of the pencil than Calle, who shares his skills in his book, The Pencil, a record of his odyssey as "an artist with a pencil." It has been translated into French, Chinese and Russian. (....)  His drawings and paintings have been widely exhibited in the United States as well as in the former Soviet Union, Sweden and Poland. (...) "


USA 1967 "US Space Achievements" (2,2,2) [Recess][Litho] Sc(1331,1332)

USA 1969 "First Man on the Moon" (1) [Recess][Litho] Sc(C75)

USA 1971 "91th Birth Anniversary of General Douglas MacArthur" (1) [Recess] Sc(1424)

USA 1974 "Birth Centenary of  Robert Frost (Poet)" (1) [Recess] Sc(1525)

USA 1974 "Help for Retarded children" (1) [Recess] Sc(1549)

USA 1976 "Birth Centenary of Clara Maass (martyr to Yellow Fever)" (1) [Photo] Sc(1699)

USA 1979 "International Year of the child" (1) [Engr (J.S.Creamer)(A.Saavedra)][Recess] Sc(1772)

USA 1980 "Birth Centenary of Hellen Keller" (1) [Engr (T.R.Hipschen)(T.J.Bakos)][Recess][Litho] Sc(1824)

USA 1980/1984 "Great Americans (1st Series)" (26,26,1) [Engr (T.R.Hipschen)][Recess] Sc(1848)

USA 1980 "Air Mail / Aviation Pioneers" (2,2,1) [Photo] Sc(C99)

USA 1981 "Frederic Remington Commemoration" (1) [Engr (R.G.Culin)(G.M.Chaconas)][Recess][Litho] Sc(1934)

USA 1982 "Ageing Together" (1) [Engr (J.S.Wallace)(R.G.Culin)][Recess] Sc(2011)

USA 1984 "Vietnam Veterans Memorial" (1) [Recess] Sc(2109)

USA 1988 "American Folk Art Series (1st Series)" (4,4,4) [Recess][Litho] Sc(2390,...,2393)

USA 1990/1995 "Transports Issue" (12,12,1) [Recess] Sc(2453)

USA 1994 "25th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing" (2,2,2) [joint effort with his Son Chris Calle][Litho 29c][Recess/Litho $9.95] Sc(2841,2842)

USA 1995 "American Folk Art Series (2nd Series)" (4,4,4) [Recess][Litho] Sc(2976,...,2979)

[Updates are still possible]

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Robert Caulet

[France] (b 1906/d 1987)

I didn't found many information regarding Robert Caulet, but  the one I manage to get  show us a man commonly know by it's role in the resistance against the Nazi Regime, but his professional activity led him to travel through some of the African colonies, like many other Artists and this is a good sign because his stamps were only issued in Reunion.. the missing link here is his activity for the Ministry of the Colonies, responsible for the recruitment of Artists for Graphical Design activity in the colonies (Postage stamps, Posters, etc).. perhaps with some more time, this data will appear....

"Born in 1906, Robert Caulet was a Drawing Professor... during one of his travels to Germany in 1935, he understands the Nazi Regime Spirit and Ideology...in 1937 he settled in Dakar where he joined the mobilization of the Senegalese riflemen... he arrived at Tulle in 1941 and teach at the local Lyceum..his resistant activity starts in this period .."


Reunion 1933/1940 "Various Designs" (41,3,2) [Recess (Institute De Gravure, Paris)] Sc(126,...,135)(153,...,164)