Posts tagged art
Posts tagged art
First Day of Issue: September 28, 2011
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City opened to the public 52 years ago today. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the museum is considered one of most important architectural landmarks of the 20th century.
This stamp was issued in 2005 as part of the Masterworks of Modern American Architecture pane.
November is Native American Heritage Month, and we’re celebrating with a look at some of our favorite Native American-themed stamps. This one features two Tlingit sculptures, dated circa 1890, likely used to illustrate the story of Salmon Boy, a youth who lived for a time with the Salmon People in their supernatural realm beneath the sea. Wood sculpture was a fundamental form of artistic expression among the men of the Northwest Coast tribes, and objects carved and painted in their distinctive style were eagerly sought by tourists and collectors.
This stamp was issued in 2004, as part of the Art of the American Indian stamp pane.
Famed Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi was born 107 years ago today. A leading figure in the history of 20th-century sculpture, Noguchi also worked as a set designer and furniture maker during his long and prolific career. In 1985 he established the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York. Mother and Child, pictured here, was created by Noguchi between 1944-47.
This stamp was issued in 2004 as part of a Isamu Noguchi pane, celebrating the centennial of his birth.
Legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo married the prominent painter and muralist David Rivera on this day in 1940 - Rivera’s 54th birthday. Kahlo’s work has significantly influenced Chicana artists in the United States, and since the mid-1970s she has been a role model for women in the Mexican-American and feminist communities.
Frida Kahlo is one of only a few people featured on stamps who were not American citizens. Do you know who some of the others are?
On December 15, 1912, iconic artist, designer, and filmmaker Ray Eames was born. Together with her husband, Charles, Eames made bold and lasting contributions to American architecture and furniture design.
This stamp was issued in 2008 as part of the Charles and Ray Eames stamp pane.
New stamps are in! These stamps feature photographs of five eye-catching weather vanes made in the United States during the 19th century. All five weather vanes—a cow, an eagle, two roosters, and a centaur—belong to the collection of the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont. They’re available today nationwide! Pick some up at your local post office or online.
Born on January 24, 1915, abstract expressionist Robert Motherwell viewed literature and philosophy as integral components of his art. He is best known for the “Elegy to the Spanish Republic” series, an ambitious group of somber abstract paintings.
This stamp was issued in 2010 as part of the Abstract Expressionists pane.
On February 3, 1894, iconic illustrator Norman Rockwell was born. Best known for his classic images for the covers of the Saturday Evening Post, Rockwell had a gift for displaying scenes of many aspects of American life.
This stamp was issued in 2001 as part of the Great American Illustrators pane.
Happy Presidents Day!