Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Carl Barth

[Germany] (b 1896/d 1976)

Carl Barth finished his basic studies in 1910 at Haan, his hometown...until 1915 he worked with his father learning the Art of Book-Binding...in 1916 he joined the Army  where he was severely injured in the Battle of Flanders...in 1921 he moved to Munich ,where he continued his studies under Profs. Geiger, Gulbransson, Schinnerer and Ehmcke. in 1924 he ended his studies and traveled to Italy ...in 1925 he started new studies at the Dusseldorf Art academy and made his first  Exhibitions...in 1930 , he was already a free lance Graphic Artist in Dusseldorf and in 1936 he traveled to the US by  invitation of his uncle Ferdinand Kortlücke..During the WWII ,several of his paintings were destroyed  during bombings of Dusseldorf and Haan...in 1950 he made a new series of travels to Holland and Italy...starting in the middle of the 50's until the time of his death Barth made many individual Exhibitions...


Germany 1951 "50th Anniversary of the award to Rontgen of the First Nobel Prize of Physics" (1) [Engr (J. Piwczyk)][Recess] Sc(686)

Mark English

[USA] (b 1933)

"English was born in Hubbard, Texas, in 1933. His first job was picking cotton, but he worked his way out of the fields when he learned how to paint signs for visiting rodeos. He attended the University of Texas and graduated from The Art Center College in Los Angeles in 1960. (..) His first editorial assignment from The Saturday Evening Post led to nonstop work from most major publications including Reader’s Digest, The Ladies’ Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, Sports Illustrated, Redbook, McCall’s, and Time.(...) in 1967 English was named “Artist of the Year” by the Artists Guild of New York. His work was selected with astounding regularity for the Society of Illustrators annual exhibitions. (...) In 1977, he received an offer from Hallmark Cards to serve as artist in residence, which he accepted. In 1996, English began to concentrate on gallery paintings almost exclusively and soon found great success in the new venture. "


USA 1965/1981 "Prominent Americans" (30,19,1) [Recess] Sc(1293)

USA 1969 "Rehabilitation of the Handicapped" (1) [Recess][Litho] Sc(1385)

USA 1970 "350th Anniversary of  the Landing of Pilgrim Fathers in America" (1) [Recess][Litho] Sc(1420)

USA 1973 "American Arts Commemoration" (4,4,4) [Photo] Sc(1484,...,1487)

USA 1982 "250th Birth Anniversary of George Washington" (1) [Photo] Sc(1952)

Robert Geissmann

[USA] (b 1909/d 1976)

Robert Geissmann studied at the Department of Fine Arts of the Ohio state University...during WWII he worked on a joint project between the US Air Force and the Society of Illustrators...Geissmann was part of the first group of SI illustrators who covered Europe that also included Ray Prohaska and Michael Ramus.
He also contributed as an illustrator to several Magazines like 'Holiday' and the 'Coronet' Magazines...he was vice president of the Society of illustrators from 1952 to 1952 and President from 1953 to 1955 and his Artistic life earned him several awards from Private and Public Institutions...


USA 1957 "300th Anniversary of the Flushing Remonstrance" (1) [Recess] Sc(1099)

USA 1962 "25th Anniversary of National Apprenticeship Act" (1) [Recess] Sc(1201)

USA 1965/1981 "Prominent Americans" (30, 18,3) [Recess][Litho] Sc(1278,1289,1292)

USA 1970/1974  "Various Portraits" (8,8,6) [Recess] Sc(1393,1394,1397,1398,1399,1400)

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Jais Nielsen

[Denmark] (b 1885/d 1961)

"Nielsen studied painting at the Copenhagen Kunstnernes Frie Studieskoler under Kristian Zahrtmann and Johan Rohde, but abandoned the academic style under the influence of modern art that he saw on his study trips.. Nielsen made several excursions to important art centres, travelling to Berlin (1909) and Paris (1911–1914). In 1920 he travelled to Italy, where he took a particular interest in the Renaissance art.
Nielsen's art was influenced by the Cubism that he encountered in Paris.. (...) His trip to Italy in 1920 was the inspiration for monumental works such as Brylluppet i Kana (Marriage at Cana). (...) From 1915 Nielsen created sculptures in the Cubist style. From 1921 to 1928 he was employed as a sculptor by the Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory, for whom he produced a series of ceramic sculptures on Biblical subjects which included the Good Samaritan and several versions of Jacob wrestling with the Angel. His sculptures were widely applauded and, for a time, their fame overshadowed that of his paintings.. (...) As well as statuettes, Nielsen produced ceramic wares in a wide range of shapes and monochrome glazes..(...)"


Denmark 1937 "H.P. Hansen (North Slesvig Patriot)" (3,1) [Engr (J. Britze)][Recess] Sc(B6,...,B8)