Saturday, April 21, 2018

Henri Meunier

[Belgium] (b 1873/d 1922)

"L'Heure Du Silence / 1897"

"Henri Meunier  was a Belgian Art Nouveau lithographer, etcher, illustrator, bookbinder and poster designer of the Belle Époque.(..) He was the son of the etcher Jean-Baptiste Meunier and was the nephew of the sculptor Constantin Meunier and received his first training in engraving in his father's workshop ; after studying at the academy in Ixelles, he diversified into printmaker, poster designer, graphic reporter and book binder. (..) Mounier was awarded with a gold medal at the 1893 Limoges Exhibition. (..)"

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Belgium 1905/1908 "King Leopold II" (7,7,7) [Engr (M. Ellis)][Typo] Sc(85,...,91)





Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Peter Gauld

[Great Britain] (b 1925/d 1989)


"Peter Gauld was born in 1925 in Coalville, Leicestershire. He attended Loughborough College before serving with the Manchester Regiment during World War Two. After the War he attended Leicester College of Art to study painting and graphic design. Gauld worked for Unilever as art editor before becoming a freelance graphic designer. He was commissioned by various organisations including Shell Chemicals, Oxford University Press and the British Post Office. He designed several sets of stamps."

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Great Britain 1961 "Post Office Savings Bank Centenary" (3,3,1) [Photo] Sc(379)


Great Britain 1963 "Opening of 'Compac' Commonwealth Cable" (1) [Photo] Sc(401)


Great Britain 1965 "Centenary of Joseph Lister's Discovery of Antiseptic Surgery" (2,2,1) [Photo] Sc(426)


Great Britain 1969 "British Architecture (Cathedrals)" (6,6,6) [Photo] Sc(589,...,594) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]


Great Britain 1975 "European Architectural Heritage Year" (5,5,5) [Photo] Sc(740,...,744) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]



Great Britain 1980 "British Conductors" (4,4,4) [Photo] Sc(920,...,923) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]







Alex Diggelmann

[Switzerland] (b 1902/d 1987)


"Alex Walter Diggelmann was a Swiss graphic artist and book designer best known for his sports posters.(..) He won a gold medal in 1936 for a poster entitled Arosa I Placard, and a bronze one and a silver one in 1948 for two commercial posters, the "World Championship for Cycling Poster" and the "World Championship for Ice Hockey Poster". (..) He also designed the trophy presented annually to the winners of the UEFA Cup. "

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Switzerland 1948 "5th Winter Olympic Games" (4,4,2) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(B170,B171) [ Images credit of Stampworld ]


Switzerland 1970 "Publicity Issue" (4,4,1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(B392) [ Images credit of Stampworld ]


Switzerland 1971 "Publicity Issue" (6,6,2) [Photo (Courvoisier) Sc(524,525) [ Images credit of Stampworld ]







Monday, April 16, 2018

Aurelio Mistruzzi

[Italy] (b 1880/d 1960)


"Born at Villaorba di Basiliano in 1880, Aurelio Mistruzzi studied at the Udine Art School, having classes with the Sculptor De Paoli. (..) He moved to Venice to study at the local Art Academy but after a short period of time , he traveled to Milan where he began the course of Professors Mazzucchelli and Petini at the Brera Academy ,both impressionist Sculptors. (..) in 1908 he won a Scholarship to study at the Rome Art of the Medal School..(..)  in 1914 he started the first of his great works, with the decoration of the Udine Municipal Palace and began also to build funerary Sculptures.(..) Official Medalist and Engraver of the Vatican from 1920 to 1959 he always been faithful to the Classic model of the Italian Tradition and brought to all his work a refined technical accuracy. "

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Italy 1954 "First Experimental Helicopter Mail Flight between Milan and Turin" (1) [Photo] Sc(652)