Friday, October 27, 2017

Robert Mahias

[Belgium][France] (b 1890/d 1962)

"Robert Mahias was a painter , watercolourist , decorator and illustrator born in Brussels from French parents... (..) Student of Fernand Cormon at the Paris School of Fine Arts  and at the School of Decorative Arts, he was a member of the jury of the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts which takes place in 1925 (..) after having exhibited at the Salon des Tuileries , at the Salon d'Automne and at the Salon of the National Society of Fine Arts... (..) He moved to Canada to teach decorative composition at the Montreal School of Fine Arts . At the same time, he made church windows, mosaics and decorative works.(...) In 1924 and 1925, he exhibited at the Salon of the Art Association of Montreal, which became the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts . An exhibition was entirely devoted to him in December 1926 at the Montreal Scott Gallery (oils, watercolors and gouaches). (...) Back in France, he became a professor at the School of Applied Arts in Paris . He was also a member of the "Cornet libertine community"..(..)"


Réunion 1947 "Various Designs" (22,9,6) [Photo (Vaugirard,Paris)] Sc(249,...,267)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Claus Achton Friis

[Denmark] (b 1917/d 1999)

" As a Graphic Artist , Professor Claus Achton Friis was a central figure in the 20th century Danish Design. He is the author of a variety of packaging, stamps , Bookplates and was also the author of a number of excellent writings about Design (..) He was a student of the graphic designer Professor Gunnar Biilmann Petersen, and became a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts's Department of Graphic Design, at a late age.. (..)"


Denmark 1973 "Bicentenary of the Royal Veterinary College" (1) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(519)

Denmark 1974 "World Orienteering Championship" (2,2,2) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(558,559) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Denmark 1974 "Centenary of the Botanical Garden, Copenhagen" (2,2,2) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(560,561) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Denmark 1975 "International Women's Year" (1) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(B48)

Denmark 1975 "Danish Porcelain" (3,3,3) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(567,...,569) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Denmark 1975 "170th Anniversary of the Birth of Hans christian Andersen" (3,3,3) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(573,...,575) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Denmark 1976 "Bicentenary of the American Revolution" (4,4,4) [Engr (A. Kuhlmann)][Recess] Sc(B49,...,B52)  [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Denmark 1976 "Centenary of Carlsberg Foundation" (1) [Engr (A. Kuhlmann)][Recess] Sc(592)  [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Denmark 1978 "50th Anniversary of the Danish Cancer Campaign" (1) [Engr (A. Kuhlmann)][Recess] Sc(B57)

Denmark 1978 "International Year of the Child" (1) [Engr (A. Kuhlmann)][Recess] Sc(B58)

Denmark 1980 "Bicentenary of the National Postal Service" (1) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(662)

Denmark 1980 "Nordic countries Postal Cooperation" (2,2,2) [Engr (A. Kuhlmann)][Recess] Sc(670,671)  [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Denmark 1981 "International Year of the Disabled Person" (1) [Engr (Arne Kuhlmann)][Recess] Sc(B61)

Denmark 1982 "350th Anniversary of the Customs Service" (1) [Engr (Arne Kuhlmann)][Recess] Sc(722)

Denmark 1983 "Vist the North" (2,2,2) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(735,736) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Denmark 1983 "Birth Centenary of Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig" (1) [Engr (C. Slania)][Recess] Sc(747)

Denmark 1984 "Danish Fisheries and Shipping" (4,4,4) [Engr (Arne Kuhlmann)][Recess] Sc(760,...,763)  [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Denmark 1987 "Birth Bicentenary of Rasmus Kristjan Rask" (1) [Engr (Arne Kuhlmann)][Recess] Sc(845)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Anton Frommelt

[Liechtenstein] (b 1895/d 1975)

"Anton Frommelt grew up the 11th child in modest peasant circumstances in Schaan, Liechtenstein. After becoming a priest in 1920, he taught drawing at a lyceum in Schwyz (CH), before he was elected parish priest in Triesen. Here, he photographed his surroundings, the people in their every day life, at village celebrations or at work, but also people in need, in sickness and on their deathbed. Even these early photographs show Frommelt's artistic ideas and intentions. In 1928 Frommelt entered politics. Between 1933 and 1945 he dedicated his services to the country as President of the Liechtenstein parliament and Deputy Prime Minister. As a politician he played a substantial role in Liechtenstein's fate during World War II. (..) After the war ended, 50 year old Frommelt resigned from all political mandates to dedicate himself to painting. As an intermediary and consultant for art in public places and for the design of postage stamps, he acted as mentor to many regional artists. (...)"


Liechtenstein 1951 "Paintings" (Frames Des by Anton Frommelt) (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(B19,...,B21) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1952 "Paintings" (Frames Des by Anton Frommelt) (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(261,...,263)  [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1953 "Paintings from Prince's Collection" (4,4,4) [(frames by Anton Frommelt)][Photo] Sc(266,...,269) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1953 "14th International Scout Conference" (4,1) [Recess (Waterlow and Sons Limited, London)] Sc(270,...,273)

Liechtenstein 1955 "10th Anniversary of Liechtenstein Red Cross" (4,4,4) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(293,...,296) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1956 "150th Anniversary of the Sovereignty of Liechtenstein" (2,1) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(301,302)

Liechtenstein 1957 "Liechtenstein Trees and Bushes" (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(312,...,314) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

 Liechtenstein 1957 "50th Anniversary of Boy Scout Movement and Birth Centenary of Lord Baden Powell" (2,2,2) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(315,316)  [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1957 "Christmas" (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(317,...,319) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1958 "Liechtenstein Trees and Bushes (2nd series)" (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(326,...,328) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Liechtenstein 1958 "Christmas" (3,3,3) [Photo (Courvoisier)] Sc(329,...,331) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

[ UPDATE : just some minutes after sharing this post, I discovered that some of the stamps could have been designed by Anton Frommelt's nephew Martin... in a few days I will turn off this post to build it again, this time more accurately.. Sorry for this ERROR, and meanwhile please use this info with caution! ]

[NEW AND RECENT UPDATE : The ERROR is fixed, and all the stamps presented are now work of Anton Frommelt.. all the work presented in the original post (With Error) produced after 1958 was from Anton's nephew Martin Frommelt.. this was the mistake ... FIXED!! ]

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Liliane Magotte

[Belgium] (b ?)

"The Passion for Art began very early in Liliane's life with the first lessons of drawing and Painting at the Verviers  Academy at the age of 15... (..) she also initiated other studies of Plastic Arts that allow her to begin teaching...(..) Through out her career Liliane Magotte showed us all her Passion for the Plastic Arts , History of the Arts and Aesthetic, working specially with acrylics , watercolors and oil paintings...(..) since 2008 , she exhibited regularly in several different galleries...


Belgium 1979 "175th Anniversary of Verviers Chamber of Commerce" (1) [Photo] Sc(1033)