Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Walter Brudi

[Germany] (b 1907/d 1987)


"Brudi studied at the Stuttgart Fine Arts Academy ; one of his teachers was F.H. Ernst Schneidler. He later worked in a design studio. From 1930-33 he was head of the publicity department at the wool firm Merkel & Kienlin, Esslingen-Neckar. He then taught typography and graphic design at the Berlin Graphic Technical College from 1932/35...(..) He also taught Graphic Design and Typography at the Munich Master 's School for German Book Printers...during WWII ,from 1942/44 he was a War Artist in Russia...(...) Brudi admits that as a soldier he did have time for imaginative excursions into a world of drawing and painting.
From 1973 he was a freelance Artist ; Brudi designed the typefaces Orbis (1953, Stempel), Pan (1954, Stempel) and Brudi Mediaeval (1958, Berthold); he was also an excellent illustrator and won prizes in postage-stamp competitions."

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Germany 1953 "International Philatelic Exhibition,Frankfurt-on-Main" (2,2,2) [Litho] Sc(B332,B333) [ images credit of Stampworld ]


Germany 1954 "500th Anniversary of the Gutenberg Bible" (1) [Typo] Sc(723)


Germany 1957 "500th Anniversary of the first Wurtenberg Parliament" (1) [Litho] Sc(778)




Germany 1959 "Europa" (2,1) [(Litho (Enschedé)] Sc(354,355) [ images credit of Stampworld ]



[ I still have to consider this post as incomplete , because further research is necessary in other countries... ]




Saturday, March 11, 2017

Hann Trier

[Germany] (b 1915/d 1999)


Hann Trier spent his youth in Cologne. From 1934 until 1938, he studied at the Düsseldorf Arts School . During the WWII he served in the Wehrmacht and from 1941 until 1944 worked as a technical artist in Berlin. At the end of the war he returned to painting, setting up his studio in Burg, not far from Bonn, and  in 1950 he won the prestigious Blevins Davis Prize in Munich. From 1952 to 1955 Trier worked in Medellín, Colombia, subsequently studying in Mexico and New York. From 1957 until 1980 he was professor and later Director of Berlin University's Fine Art Academy and in 1967 he began the monumental task of replacing the war-damaged ceiling paintings at the Charlottenburg Palace, completing the first section in 1972, and finishing a further ceiling between 1972 and 1974. Hann Trier was awarded with the 1966 Berliner Kunstpreis (Berlin Art Prize) and the Grand Cross of Merit of the German Republic in 1975....

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Germany 1939 "Winter Relief Fund" (9,9,9) [Recess] Sc(B123,....,B131) [ Images credit of Stampworld ]






Friday, March 10, 2017

Mads Stage [1st Part 1962/1986 ]

[Denmark] (b 1922/d 2004)


"Stage was a respected and beloved artist in large parts of the world. His enormous production includes design and decoration of everything from postcards, posters, calendars, stamps and books to porcelain, textiles and much more. Stage has, among others, illustrated Henry David Thoreau's Walden, or Life in the Woods, Ivan Turgenev's The Hunter's Sketches, fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen and children's books by Danish author Jens Fink-Jensen. He was educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. His favorite scenes were animals and birds, of which he was a great connoisseur, but as a versatile artist, he designed artistic textiles, fine articles for everyday use, decoration of china and textile printing. For many years, Mads worked for the Danish medical industry and made a large number of scientific drawings. Further, he was a master of city scenes and landscapes and he produced splendid series of watercolors from Copenhagen, Stockholm, London, Scotland, Holland, Paris, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, and the USA.. In the beautiful scenery around his home in the Danish countryside, Mads Stage found inspiration for his drawings, many of which have been produced as greeting and Christmas cards. International interest in his work continues to grow after his death..."

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Denmark 1962 "Centenary of the Abolition of the Mill Monopolies" (1) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(402)


Denmark 1962 "Dansk Fredning " (1) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(405)


Denmark 1962 "Freedom from Hunger" (1) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(406)


Denmark 1963 "Centenary of the Paris Postal conference" (1) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(408)


Denmark 1964 "Danish border Union" (1) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(B31)


Denmark 1964 "Dansk Fredning" (1) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(414)


Denmark 1965 "Centenary of the First Commercial School" (1) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(415)


Denmark 1965 "Birth Centenary of Carl Nielsen (Composer)" (1) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(421)


Denmark 1965 "Dansk Fredning" (1) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(423)


Denmark 1966 "Danish Health Society" (1) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(424)


Denmark 1966 "150th Birth Anniversary of Christen Kold" (1) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(425)


Denmark 1966 "Dansk Fredning" (3,3,3) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(426,427,428)




Denmark 1968 "Centenary of Esbjerg Harbour Construction Act" (1) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(447)


Denmark 1979 "Europa" (2,2,2) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(651,652) [ images credit of Stampworld ]



Denmark 1985 "300th Anniversary of France and German Reformed Church in Denmark" (1) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(769)


Denmark 1985 "HAFNIA 87/ Philatelic Exhibition, Copenhagen" (MS)[Engr (C. Slania)][Recess][Litho] Sc(772)  [ images credit of Stampworld ]


Denmark 1986 ""HAFNIA 87/ Philatelic Exhibition, Copenhagen 2nd issue" (MS) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(791)  [ images credit of Stampworld ]


Denmark 1986 "Birds" (5,5,5) [Engr (A. Khulmann)][Recess][Litho] Sc(823)   [ images credit of Stampworld ]


Denmark 1986 ""HAFNIA 87/ Philatelic Exhibition, Copenhagen 3rd issue" (MS) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(825) [ images credit of Stampworld ]






Aleardo Terzi

[Italy] (b 1870/d 1943)


Aleardo Terzi attended the Palermo Fine Arts Academy but he didn't finished his studies because in those days he was in direct collaboration with the Magazine "La Tribuna Illustrata" ...in this period , Terzi develops and perfects what would became known as his own style, with great focus on the Feminine figure... along with this Graphical Design approach he develops also his painting skills... As an illustrator, Terzi was described as bringing Art Nouveau poster design to a world class level. He produced work throughout his life, notably for the Italian poster company Casa Ricordi, but most part of his work was lost in the 60s when the company cleared its warehouses... He illustrated an Italian versions of Little Lord Fauntleroy and Gulliver's Travels.

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Somalia 1924 "Express Mail" (2,1) [Recess] Sc(E3,E4) [ issued in other Colonies]


Libya 1928 "2nd Tripoli Trade Fair" (6,6,6) [Litho] Sc(B11,...,B16) [ images credit of Stampworld ]



Libya 1929 "3rd Tripoli Trade Fair" (6,6,6) [Litho] Sc(B17,...,B22) [ images credit of Stampworld ]



Libya 1930 "4th Tripoli Trade Fair" (7,7,7) [Photo] Sc(B23,...,B29) [ images credit of Stampworld ]



Libya 1931 "5th Tripoli Trade Fair" (8,8,8) [Photo] Sc(B30,...,B37) [ images credit of Stampworld ]